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Military – TRICARE

Webinar to Outline TRICARE’s Preventive Care Benefit

TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about the preventive care benefits available to them. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. EDT. To sign up go to www.militaryonesource.mil/webinar and remember, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited due to system capacity. Participants […]

 
 

DOD Facilities Gear up to Issue ID Cards to Same-Sex Spouses

Compliments of: By Jim Garamone   DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said today. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn […]

 

TRICARE Webinar to Outline Health Plan Options after Losing TRICARE Eligibility

Compliments of: TRICARE   TRICARE and Military OneSource will host a webinar to discuss health plan options available to beneficiaries after they lose TRICARE eligibility on Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT. During this time of transition, many service members leaving active duty before retiring want to know what their options […]

 

TRICARE: Stay Current: Update DEERS Today

 As summer approaches many service members and their families are gearing up for permanent change of station moves, and retirees may be heading north after spending the winter in warmer climes. An important part of any move for TRICARE beneficiaries – active, reserve and retired – is updating their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) […]

 

Every Body, Every Day: How to Get Fit

Compliments of: by Jessie Furman How many times in one week do we hear about exercising? Eating right? Losing weight? Keeping our heart healthy? Many have heard and understand that exercising is beneficial for health; however, there are often many questions about exactly how much exercises is needed, the benefits to activity, what qualifies as […]

 

TRICARE Eases Rules for West Region Beneficiaries

Compliments of: TRICARE Management Activity   TRICARE West Region Prime enrollees referred for specialty care from April 1 up to May 18 do not need authorization before seeking care. The authorization requirement has been temporarily waived due to delays by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans in processing referrals. TRICARE Management Activity leadership acted to waive the […]

 

MyPlate: Healthy Eating Made Easy

Compliments of: by Jaclyn Rangel MyPlate is the nutrition guide that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes as a recommendation for Americans. As seen in the picture below, it depicts a plate with all four food groups—fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein—with a cup of dairy on the side. The plate is sectioned out […]

 

TRICARE a Part of April National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take-Back Day provides a venue for safe disposal of prescription drugs that might otherwise be susceptible to misuse, abuse or environmental contamination. Medicines left at home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. The […]

 

TRICARE – April 19, 2013

TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin 208 Listen to this week’s TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin to hear about: – Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Alcohol Awareness – Dental Care and Traveling Visit the TRICARE Media Center at www.tricare.mil/Welcome/MediaCenter/Podcasts.aspx to hear this week’s TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin.   Sign up for TRICARE e-mail updates at www.tricare.mil/subscriptions. Connect with TRICARE on Facebook and […]

 

TRICARE – April 12, 2013

TRICARE Feature Article: Salk Vaccine Ended Polio Threat;TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Vaccine ProgramMake Immunizations Easy April 12 marks 57 years since Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the vaccine to protect against polio. After the Salk vaccine became available, cases of polio were drastically reduced, from more than 35,000 in 1953 to fewer than 100 per year in […]

 

TRICARE – April 12, 2013

TRICARE Benefiency Bulletin 207 Listen to this week’s TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin to hear about:   – Immunizations – Allergies – Prime Service Area Reductions Visit the TRICARE Media Center at www.tricare.mil/Welcome/MediaCenter/Podcasts.aspx to hear this week’s TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin.   Sign up for TRICARE e-mail updates at www.tricare.mil/subscriptions. Connect with TRICARE on Facebook and Twitter at […]

 
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