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Medicare Part D and TRICARE

Since January 1, 2006, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare, including TRICARE beneficiaries. The following are several factors beneficiaries need to consider when deciding whether to purchase a Medicare prescription drug plan: Purchasing Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage if you have TRICARE Services Requiring Prior Authorization What is a Medicare prescription drug plan? Sho... more

Medicare

Medicare is Health Insurance for: People 65 years of age and older. Some people with disabilities under age 65. People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). Medicare has Four Parts: Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover your inpatient care in hospitals. Part A also helps cover skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care if you meet certain conditi... more

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option

The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) provides financial assistance to beneficiaries with special needs for an integrated set of services and supplies. To use ECHO, qualified beneficiaries must: Be enrolled in the  Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through the sponsor's branch of service Register for ECHO with case managers in each TRICARE region Eligibility The following beneficiaries who are diagnosed with moderate o... more

Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage Comparison

Comparison Of Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage: MEDICARE, VA, CHAMPVA, and TRICARE     MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION VA DRUG COVERAGE VA CHAMPVA TRICARE Who is eligible? Available to all people with Medicare. Available to all veterans who are eligible for, and enroll in VA health care coverage. ... more

TRICARE Cost Co-Pay Schedule

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The following tables provide examples of cost-shares or copayments and annual deductibles for families who use civilian providers and facilities under each of the three TRICARE options. The listed fees are subject to change each year. Contact your local Health Benefits Advisor (HBAs) - located at your local Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) - or beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinator (BCAC) for answers to any questions about c... more

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