On October 1, 2013 more than 171K retirees will be pushed off TRICARE Prime – the military's managed-care option. The policy change will affect retirees, their family members and military survivors who reside more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or from a base closure site. Affected retirees will need to shift health coverage from Prime to TRICARE Standard, the military's fee-for-service health insurance option. For beneficiaries who use more than preventive health care during the year, the shift will mean higher out-of-pocket costs. Read the Military Update to get the full story. Let your voice be heard! Click here to tell you elected officials know how you feel about this change in TRICARE benefits.
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