TRICARE Payment Changes in Effect

January 04, 2013 | Terry Howell

As of Jan. 1, 2013, TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit /debit card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from a linked bank account. Those enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) and TRICARE Reserve Retired (TRR), who did not comply by Jan. 1, 2013 may lose coverage.

Beneficiaries can contact their regional or overseas contractor to set up automatic payments and get more information. Contact information is available online at www.TRICARE.mil/contacts.

The Defense Manpower Data Center has sent email messages to current TRR and TRS members, and new beneficiaries are informed in their welcome package information.

For more information, visit the TRICARE website .

About Terry Howell

Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.

Comments

  1. I am pretty sure they will also continue to take allottments from my retirement pay. It looks like that was not mentioned in the article.