Sequestration Q&A with Congressional Leadership

September 20, 2012 | Terry Howell

We recently featured a live blog with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller. Check out the replay below to see how our … [Read more...]

Update: Walgreens and TRICARE Still Splitsville

September 06, 2012 | Terry Howell

Last month I reported that Express Scripts had reached and agreement with Walgreens to resume their status as a network pharmacy provider. I also reported that Tricare had not made a decision on … [Read more...]

Sequestration – The Intersection of Politics and Budget

August 20, 2012 | Terry Howell

Last week Military Update reported that lawmakers are more interested in winning reelection in November than in removing the threat severe cuts to government programs in January. … [Read more...]

USFHP Deadline Fast Approaching

August 09, 2012 | Terry Howell

Guest Blogger: Joanna Campione - The US Family Health Plan will soon be unavailable for some older TRICARE beneficiaries. … [Read more...]

Walgreens, Express Scripts Reach Agreement

August 08, 2012 | Terry Howell

Source: TRICARE -  The impact on TRICARE of a new retail pharmacy agreement between Express Scripts, Inc., (ESI) and Walgreens pharmacy has not yet been determined. [Editor's Note: Read ESI … [Read more...]

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...]


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...]