TRICARE

Tricare launches new medical advice phone service

Tricare on April 25 introduced a new service through which beneficiaries can seek real-time advice on whether or not to seek medical care.

Tricare walk-in customer service ends

Tricare issued a reminder to beneficiaries that walk-in service at its customer service centers will cease April 1.

Tricare walk-in customer service ends next month

Tricare reminded beneficiaries that it will end walk-in service at its customer service centers April 1.

DOD budget calls for slowing growth of military compensation

The Defense Department plans to take its first steps toward trimming back military personnel costs which, together with civilian compensation, account for about half of all defense spending.

Tricare for Life pharmacy pilot begins in March

Beneficiaries of Tricare for Life soon will be getting letters notifying them of a new pharmacy pilot program.

Tricare to cut administrative walk-in service

The Defense Department announced that Tricare will no longer offer administrative walk-in services through service centers in the United States after April 1. Overseas centers are not affected.

Tricare service centers to cease administrative walk-in service

The Defense Department announced that Tricare will no longer provide administrative walk-in services at service centers in the United States after April 1. Overseas centers are not affected.

Tricare requires some beneficiaries to switch to mail-order pharmacies in 2014

A change in rules will mean military retirees and family members who use Tricare for Life will have to fill long-term prescriptions of maintenance drugs by mail, beginning Feb. 14, 2014.

Tricare enhances online customer service access

Tricare has upgraded its website to give beneficiaries better access to customer service features.

Tricare simplifies access to customer service features

Tricare has added a new function to its website that it says will give beneficiaries better access to the site's customer service features.

Tricare updates info for Young Adult plan

Tricare announced that it has updated its fact sheet for its Tricare Young Adult health insurance program.

Flu shots fall victim to funding cuts

Budget cuts have forced one military command to shift funding away from flu shots for civilian employees and into other programs.

Tricare Prime service area changes to come in October

The impending elimination of certain Tricare Prime service areas in the United States will affect about 171,000 retirees and family members, the Defense Department said.

Tricare holds off on policy change

Tricare has decided to take time to reevaluate its previous decision to change which medications are covered under its prescription drug plan, holding off implementation of the policy change by several months.

DOD updates Congress on Defense Health Agency plan

The Defense Department updated Congress on its progress toward implementing a plan to establish a new agency that will absorb the functions of Tricare and create shared services for use across the military health system.

Tricare portal provides records access

Tricare beneficiaries who obtain care at military clinics and hospitals can download a summary of their health data by using the health insurance organization's online portal.

Tricare's drug plan to drop some medications

In coming weeks, than 40,000 Tricare beneficiaries will see a change in which medications will be covered under their prescription drug plan.