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Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

If you are a servicemember, retiree, or dependent, DEERS registration is the key to getting your TRICARE benefits eligibility established. DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits. The following overview will assist you in registering for DEERS and verifying and updating your DEERS information. Registration in DEERS Verifying and Updating... more

TRICARE Maternity Care Options

(Note: The terms 'pregnancy', 'maternity', and 'care before, during and after childbirth' are used interchangeably to denote the period of time when a women first discovers she is pregnant through her six week postpartum and well baby checkup.) Expectant mothers who are TRICARE beneficiaries have a variety of choices for receiving health care services before, during, and after childbirth. The scope of these services and their associated costs... more

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

TRICARE Regional Offices

TRICARE overseas service center map

TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) are face-to-face customer service outlets in overseas areas. They are an important resource whether seeking health care in a military hospital or clinic or from a local host nation provider in the surrounding community. Customer service representatives can answer your questions about eligibility, enrollment, claims processing, and more. If you're having difficulties visiting a TRICARE service center, you have t... more

Overview: TRICARE Regional Offices

TRICARE regional office map

Each TRICARE region is served by TRICARE offices which are staffed by beneficiary service representatives who can explain the different TRICARE options and help you choose the plan that suits you best. These offices can also provide: TRICARE benefits interpretation TRICARE Prime enrollment Primary care manager selection and changes Assistance with referrals and appointments to military treatment facilities (MTFs) Cla... more

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