DoD Plan Will Force 171,000 Off TRICARE Prime

November 09, 2012 | Terry Howell

According to a recent article by Tom Philpott, Defense officials are expected to soon announce that military retirees and their dependents that live more than 40 miles from a military treatment … [Read more...]

Report Calls for Tricare and Military Retirement Cuts

November 06, 2012 | Terry Howell

On October 31, the Center for American Progress, an influential think tank, released a report titled ‘Rebalancing Our National Security.’ The report calls for freezing future military pay raises, … [Read more...]

TRICARE Fees May Increase Again

October 11, 2012 | Terry Howell

This October retirees have seen their TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increased to $269.28 per year for individuals and $538.56 per year for retirees with families. However, retirees should know … [Read more...]

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...]