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Nov. 22, 2022
Know the Difference: TRICARE Network Provider vs. Non-Network Provider
Are you looking for a new doctor? Finding the right doctor is crucial to your overall health. Regular checkups are one of the best ways to screen for diseases and prevent future health problems. When searching for a doctor, you may come across the term “network provider” or “non-network provider.” Understanding these two provider types matters to you and your family.
Nov. 17, 2022
Keeping Your DEERS Info Current
TRICARE Open Season is the time to make changes to your TRICARE health care coverage for the upcoming year. But is your information still current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)? If you’re unsure, now is a good time to check.
Nov. 17, 2022
"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted
A decades-old blood donor ban was recently lifted by the Food and Drug Administrationmad cow, potentially increasing the nation’s blood supply by hundreds of thousands of donors each year.
Nov. 15, 2022
Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics
The Defense Health Agency is expanding walk-in contraceptive care services to improve reproductive health services. These services include same-day access with no appointment or referral needed.
Nov. 14, 2022
TRICARE Open Season is Here: Find Right TRICARE Plan for You
TRICARE Open Season begins today, Nov. 14. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, this is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change health plans for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023. You have until Tuesday, Dec. 13, to make those changes.
Nov. 9, 2022
What You Should Know About RSV: Symptoms, Prevention, Care
You may have heard of a virus called respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. TRICARE encourages you to be familiar with the signs of RSV and see your health care provider if you think you or a family member has RSV.
Nov. 7, 2022
Preview 2023 TRICARE Health Plan Costs
Every year, TRICARE costs may change based on the law, the federal cost of living adjustment, changes in the cost of health care services and prescription drugs, and other factors. Depending on your TRICARE plan, you may see changes to your costs, including enrollment fees, premiums, cost-shares, and copayments next year.
Nov. 4, 2022
TRICARE to Host Open Season Webinar on November 17
Don’t miss the “TRICARE Open Season and Your Options” webinar on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about this year’s TRICARE Open Season.
Nov. 1, 2022
Q&A: Learn About Changes to Specialty Drugs Filled in the TRICARE Pharmacy Network
Starting Jan. 1, Accredo will be the primary in-network pharmacy to fill specialty drugs in the TRICARE pharmacy network. If you’re currently filling your specialty drugs at a retail network pharmacy, you can move your specialty drugs to Accredo now to avoid disruptions to your medication therapy.
Oct. 25, 2022
Have Low Back Pain? You May Qualify for TRICARE Demonstration
There are many reasons to go to the doctor, but a very common reason is pain. Chronic pain—pain lasting three or more months—affects thousands of service members and their families every day. One such type of pain is low back pain.
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