Disclaimer


Tricare

Tricare

The United States Department of Defense Military Health System has established a health care system, known as TRICARE, which provides health benefits to a substantially large number of beneficiaries around the world – approximately 9.5 million. These beneficiaries include individuals, who are currently serving in the United States military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, individuals, who have retired from work and families of people who have retired from their posts in the United States military. In addition to this, these facilities are also extended to survivors as well as former spouses or any other individuals who have been registered or enrolled in DEERS, which is the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

The facilities at TRICARE draw from both military clinics and hospitals, as well as civilian providers of health care services. TRICARE offers comprehensive and all-encompassing health coverage to the beneficiaries, which includes dental treatment, emergency care, hospitalization, preventive facilities and pharmacy. Furthermore, all the plans that are being offered under the TRICARE system include all health care facilities and services as stipulated in the Affordable Care Act for the minimum level of essential coverage that has to be provided to people.

At present,TRICARE offers a number of different types of health plans to people, and the availability of these plans depends on the individual and where he or she is located. Plans that are currently available include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE for Life, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Standard Overseas, TRICARE Standard and Tricare Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Young Adult and the US Family Health Plan. For more information and further details about what each of these plans entail, you can click on the respective links and you will be directed to the appropriate pages. You can go through the various benefits that are included in each program, as well as the eligibility criteria, in order to determine which one you can qualify for.

However, if you are still not sure about the health care plan that applies to you, our website has a very helpful Plan Finder, which can help you in identifying which health plan you can potentially become eligible for. Please note that the Plan Finder is only there for your understanding and to guide you to health plans that you may qualify for; suggestions offered by the Plan Finder by no means imply that you are definitely qualified for the use of that particular plan.

Which TRICARE Plan is for YOU?

Which TRICARE Plan is for YOU? , When using the Plan Finder, you will be asked a number of questions. Once you have provided the answers to these questions, the Plan Finder will display a list of health care plans that you may potentially be able to enroll for and use. Furthermore, please keep in mind that the same health care plan may not apply to every member of your family. Thus, it is advisable for you to individually run through the Plan Finder if you wish to find out which health care plans you may eligible for.

Check Also

Costs of Tricare Dental

Costs of Tricare Dental

Concerned about how much you are going to end up having to pay for dental ...

33 comments

  1. Hello. I am am E-3 in the ARMY reserve. I would like to know how to sign up for tricare.

  2. We have a non profit clinic in Pflugerville Texas, we provide family practice and OBGYN services by 2 NP’s I like to know what is the process for credentialing.

  3. I am having problems with Express Script medication refills. I have contacted Express Script several times about their failure to provide prescription refills. Their solution is “I’m sorry” and very little else. Several times now Express Script had failed to provide medications prescribed by my doctor. In discussion with Express Script representatives I have been assured that they would contact my primary physician when my prescriptions were expiring and would take necessary actions to insure that I do not run out of medications. This “ain’t” happening. I need a number or an address where I can contact TRICARE for Life with this problem. I reside in North Carolina, am an Air Force retiree.

  4. Brenda Kay Thompson

    I need a letter of credible coverage for the Healthcare Market place. I am in danger of losing my coverage and have to pay back my tax credit because I have minimum standard coverage because my ex husband was in the National Guard and retired form the Army. Please help me get this straightened out.

  5. I need to get the telephone number for TRICARE in Groton CT.

  6. I was wondering if Tricare pays all or any if my son were to get a hearing aid. He has hearing loss in his left ear and we might try getting a hearing aid if Tricare pays all or any. Please let me know asap. thank you.

  7. I picked up two prescriptions today and they charged me $39.65 for Proscar and Flomax. I don’t understand as prescriptions usually cost me about $5. What’s going on ??

  8. Stephan Stukenbrok

    Hello, I have ohne question. In May 2015 I sent you claims for reimbursement. Please tell me when these claims will be reimbursed because i am waiting for a long time…
    Many greetings from germany

  9. How can my husband and me obtain new Tricare for Life ID Cards? Ours still say Prme.

    Thank you

  10. My active duty friend died after 24 years of active duty, his widow is tricare prime and will be 65 in a few months. At 65 will she automatic be switched to tricare for life?

  11. My work place requires me to have proof of my TRICARE coverage. Can I have a letter stating such coverage exist for me emailed to me please.

  12. Do I need a paper to prove ins on income tax? If so how do I get one?

  13. As a retired member of the Utah National Guard I think I am eligible for the TriCar for Life Plan. hOw do I make sure?

  14. marvin due (ret)

    I recently was seen by a medical facility ad I told them I had two insurances tri care is my second. I don’t think that they filed the balances with Tricare is there a number to call to talk with a rep.

  15. Absolutely against transfer of pharmacy from CVS to Walgreens. CVS has almost 2000 more locations; Walgreens is very limited in Northeast US, particularly NJ and PA. Would have to drive almost 50 miles to a Walgreens or military facility in NJ and more than 50 in PA with no near military base. No problem if long-term prescription, but devastating if a doctor writes a one-time immediate script following surgery or immediate urgent care for something like a severe flu case

  16. Jennifer Chapman

    II am not covered under Tricare and haven’t been for 14 years.
    My current insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield still see’s records somewhere stating that I am covered. I have to provide a letter from Tricare stating I am not covered or I will lose my insurance in July. Where do I go to get such a letter? I have no idea where to even start.

    • Tricare.com Help

      The “Proof of Insurance” feature on MilConnect lets you generate, save, and print an Eligibility Letter that provides proof of current health care coverage under TRICARE. You can find more information about how to get that, here: https://tricare.mil/proof

  17. I am a Preferred Non-Network (mental health) provider. My client cannot find the forms they need to submit for reimbursement. Can you please point us in the right direction?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *