Category Archives: Tricare

Tricare fraud ‘mastermind’ sentenced to 18 years in prison

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A Mississippi man described as the “mastermind of the largest health care fraud scheme” in that state’s history has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $350 million in connection to his role in a scheme to defraud Tricare, Justice officials said. Wade Ashley Walters, 54, of Hattiesburg, Miss., who […]

New in 2021: Are you a retiree who will lose Tricare Select coverage Jan. 1? Here’s what to do.

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Are you a military retiree who will lose Tricare Select coverage? You may not realize it yet — and you should take action to reinstate your coverage. In 2021, for the first time, more than 850,000 retirees and family members enrolled in Tricare Select, must pay enrollment fees in order to continue their coverage. If […]

Here’s why your Tricare Young Adult premiums are going up

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Many military families are evaluating whether they’re going to continue to pay for Tricare Young Adult coverage for their children up to age 26, given the cost increase come January. Monthly premiums will increase by 22 percent, to $459 for those in Tricare Young Adult Prime; and by 12 percent, to $257, for those in […]

Don’t let your Tricare Select coverage lapse, officials warn retirees

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Just 14 percent of the military retiree households who must start paying enrollment fees for Tricare Select have set up their payment process, Tricare officials said. Those who don’t set up their payments by Dec. 31 risk losing their Tricare coverage as of Jan. 1. The new fees are $12.50 per month, or $150 a […]

Tricare costs for 2021: Some good news for military families

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Many costs will be relatively stable in the coming year for military families in Tricare, and pharmacy costs won’t increase, according to new fee information from the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare website. The notable exceptions are enrollment fees for Tricare Retired Reserve, Tricare Young Adult, and retirees in Tricare Select Group A. As previously reported, […]

Tricare costs for 2021: Some good news for military families

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Many costs will be relatively stable in the coming year for military families in Tricare, and pharmacy costs won’t increase, according to new fee information from the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare website. The notable exceptions are enrollment fees for Tricare Retired Reserve, Tricare Young Adult, and retirees in Tricare Select Group A. As previously reported, […]

Tricare costs for 2021: Some good news for military families

tricare-costs-for-2021:-some-good-news-for-military-families

Many costs will be relatively stable in the coming year for military families in Tricare, and pharmacy costs won’t increase, according to new fee information from the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare website. The notable exceptions are enrollment fees for Tricare Retired Reserve, Tricare Young Adult, and retirees in Tricare Select Group A. As previously reported, […]

Tricare costs for 2021: Some good news for military families

tricare-costs-for-2021:-some-good-news-for-military-families

Many costs will be relatively stable in the coming year for military families in Tricare, and pharmacy costs won’t increase, according to new fee information from the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare website. The notable exceptions are enrollment fees for Tricare Retired Reserve, Tricare Young Adult, and retirees in Tricare Select Group A. As previously reported, […]

Plan would extend Tricare coverage for dependents to age 26 without additional costs

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A new House plan would extend Tricare coverage for dependents up to age 26 without any premium increases in an effort to help military families deal with the financial effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., who is introducing the legislative proposal later this week, said the issue is one of basic […]

Tricare eliminates patients’ fees for telehealth in midst of coronavirus, and adds another option

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Tricare now covers telehealth visits by telephone, and has eliminated the patient co-pays and cost shares for telehealth options during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Tricare official announced during a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday. The changes are effective today, through the pandemic, said Navy Capt. Edward Simmer, chief clinical officer of the Tricare Health Plan. […]