Claims of Crippling TRICARE Cost Questioned

July 31, 2012 | Terry Howell

As many of our readers know, the DoD has been pushing a proposal to increase TRICARE fees by claiming TRICARE costs are spiraling out of control. The proposal has drawn fire from military retirees … [Read more...]

TRICARE Enrollment Fee Increases for FY2013

July 24, 2012 | Terry Howell

SOURCE: TRICARE -   The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 … [Read more...]

TriWest Loses Bid Protest

July 05, 2012 | Terry Howell

Our friend Tom Philpott reported this week that the Government Accountability Office has denied TriWest's protest challenging the award of a new $20.4 billion regional support contract to … [Read more...]

TRICARE Wars

June 18, 2012 | Terry Howell

In an effort to persuade the Government Accountability Office to reconsider the decision to give the TRICARE West region contract to UnitedHealth Group, TriWest launched a full-page ad campaign and … [Read more...]

WH Committed to TRICARE Fee Hikes

May 16, 2012 | Terry Howell

As reported here, the House Armed Services Committee recently forwarded the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 (HR4310) to the full House for a vote. The bill added back many of the cuts … [Read more...]

HASC Says No to TRICARE Fee Hikes

May 14, 2012 | Terry Howell

Last week the House Armed Services Committee completed the 2013 defense bill mark-up. The HASC budget proposal will now go to the full house for a vote. The proposal is expected to pass in the House … [Read more...]

TriWest Fights Back!

March 27, 2012 | Terry Howell

TriWest announced their intent to file an official protest in response to last week’s news that the Department of Defense will be voiding their TRICARE Western Region  management contract and … [Read more...]

MetLife Takes Over TRICARE Dental

March 21, 2012 | Terry Howell

As reported late last year, MetLife will take over managing the TRICARE Dental Program and begin providing dental coverage for more than 2 million active duty family members, Selected and Individual … [Read more...]

TriWest Loses TRICARE West Contract

March 21, 2012 | Terry Howell

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 & Veterans Services they had … [Read more...]

New Guard and Reserve Dental Benefits Under TRICARE TAMP

February 24, 2012 | Terry Howell

The following was provided by TRICARE. National Guard and Reserve members separating from active duty after an activation of greater than 30 days in support of a contingency operation may now … [Read more...]

Congressman Vows to Block TRICARE Rx Co-pay Hike

February 23, 2012 | Terry Howell

The recent news of the Dept. of Defense's plan to increase TRICARE fees and pharmacy co-pays has not set well with TRICARE beneficiaries – notably the loudest response has been from military … [Read more...]

JCS Chair Responds to TRICARE Concerns

February 21, 2012 | Terry Howell

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently responded to the tough questions he has faced since announcing the defense budget – specifically the plans to increase … [Read more...]