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By TRICARE Communications
Aug. 17, 2023
Stay on Top of TRICARE Prescriptions With Express Scripts App
Do you need help managing your prescriptions? Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, has a free, easy-to-use app that can help. The Express Scripts Pharmacy mobile app is a secure way to stay on top of taking your medication. The app is full of useful features, like dose reminders and the ability to approve refills. Here’s a look at some of the ways the app can help you.
Aug. 15, 2023
Have Other Health Insurance? Here’s How It Works With TRICARE
If you have coverage in addition to TRICARE through your employer, your spouse’s employer, or a private insurance program, you have other health insurance (OHI). Certain OHI plans can affect your TRICARE health, dental, and pharmacy benefits. Here are six tips to help you learn how TRICARE works when you also use OHI.
Aug. 9, 2023
How To Find Your TRICARE Referrals
If you have a TRICARE Prime plan, referrals play a big role in how you get health care. A referral is when your primary care manager (PCM) sends you to see another provider. If your PCM needs to refer you to a civilian provider, your TRICARE regional contractor also plays a role in the referral process.
Aug. 2, 2023
Before Natural Disasters Strike, Know Your TRICARE Benefits
When the government issues a state of emergency, TRICARE may temporarily change its procedures to ensure that you receive timely medical care. Here’s what you need to know.
July 27, 2023
Understanding Medicare Part D and TRICARE Pharmacy Coverage
You may already have TRICARE For Life (TFL). Or perhaps you’re eligible to transition to this coverage soon. Either way, you may have questions about your TRICARE prescription drug coverage. For instance, you may wonder if you need to have Medicare Part D, Medicare’s prescription coverage. You don’t need Medicare Part D to have TFL. That’s because TFL has the same prescription drug coverage as other TRICARE health plans. (This doesn’t include the US Family Health Plan.)
July 25, 2023
Beat the Back-to-School Rush: TRICARE Preventive Health Checks for Kids
It helps to get required back-to-school health checks before the last minute. Summer vacation is also a perfect time to get other health care services for your kids, like dental and eye exams.
July 20, 2023
Learn How Qualifying Life Events Work at August 10 TRICARE Webinar
What do moving, getting married, having a baby, and retiring from active duty have in common? They’re all TRICARE Qualifying Life Events, also known as QLEs. QLEs can affect your TRICARE coverage. Join TRICARE Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET for a webinar, “Moving, Marriage, and More: What TRICARE QLEs Mean for You.”
July 18, 2023
TRICARE Q&A: Managing Your DEERS Record
Has it been a while since the last time you checked your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record? If so, take a moment to make sure your information is up to date.
July 13, 2023
TRICARE Tips for Finding and Choosing a Pharmacy
Do you need to fill or refill a prescription? You have four pharmacy options for filling your prescription. Before you take a trip to the pharmacy, take a moment to learn about these options.
June 28, 2023
Explore How TRICARE Covers Young Adults
Is your child a recent high school or college graduate? You might be wondering how this affects their TRICARE eligibility.
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