TRICARE

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TriWest Fights Back!

TriWest issued a statement citing several reasons why they feel it is wrong to award the TRICARE West Region contract to UnitedHealth Group.



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TriWest Loses TRICARE West Contract

Update: TriWest Intends to Protest DoD’s Decision. In April of 2011, the TRICARE Management Activity announced that due to a protest filed by UnitedHealth Military…






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TRICARE Troubles Looming

TRICARE Prime fee increases, limited access to military treatment facilities, and fewer civilian care providers are likely to be an issue in 2012 and beyond.   …




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Pharmacy Seeks New TRICARE Customers

When the news came out last fall that a certain large chain of pharmacies would no longer accept TRICARE, military servicemembers, retirees and their families…


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Pay Raise Signed in the Nick of Time

President Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act on the last day of 2011. The new law includes a 1.6 percent raise for active-duty and reserve which technically went into effect the following day.




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More TRICARE Fee Increases Proposed

The administration has proposed a brand new $200 annual fee for TRICARE for Life (the Medicare supplement for military retirees and their dependents who are older than 65). If adopted, this new enrollment fee would be charged beginning in 2013, and it would gradually increase.


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TRICARE Fees Go Up This Week

The Department of Defense announced today military retirees enrolling in TRICARE Prime after Oct. 1, 2011, will pay an additional $2.50 per month for individual…


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Copayment for TRICARE Meds Changing Oct. 1

As of Oct. 1, 2011, copayments for generic prescription medications will be free of charge for 90 day supplies through TRICARE Home Delivery; while the copayment for the same medication will increase from $3 to $5 at retail pharmacies.



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TRICARE Q&A – TRICARE Young Adult

TriWest Healthcare Alliance, the West Region contractor for the TRICARE program, helps answer general TRICARE questions each month on Military.com. This month’s topic: TRICARE Young Adult.