Tricare to Consolidate Regions
Changes are coming to Tricare beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Currently, there are three Tricare regions in the U.S.: North, South and West. The North and South regions will combine on Jan. 1, 2018 to form Tricare East, while Tricare West will remain mostly unchanged. Two new contractors, Humana Military, and Health Net Federal Services will administer these regions. This change will allow better coordination between the military hospitals and clinics and the civilian health care providers in each region. Florida and Georgia will continue to be served by Humana Military as part of the new Tricare East. You can begin to prepare for the upcoming changes now: (1) sign up for a DS Logon and (2) update your personal information in DEERS.
For more on Tricare benefits, visit the Military.com Tricare section.