Health & Safety

March 1, 2013

TRICARE service center changes

“There is nothing permanent except change,” are words credited to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher.

In the coming months members can expect to see some changes in the administration of health benefits locally.

One change has been UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans moving Feb. 19 into the 56th Medical Group TRICARE service center. This was the first visible step in the transition from TriWest to UHC M&V.

What does this mean to the beneficiary? It means that support for active referrals, claims or debt issues will be handled through the (888) TriWest (874-9378) line or by visiting a beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinator who will assist in navigating and getting resolutions for member concerns.

Although UHC M&V has moved in, TriWest remains our managed care support contractor through March 29. This dual period allows UHC M&V and TriWest to prepare for the full transition April 1.

Many questions remain about the transition and what it means to members and their ability to access care, but the transition should be seamless to beneficiaries.

In the meantime, members should not hesitate to stop by the TRICARE service center on the third floor of the MDG. Beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinators can be reached at (623) 856-3079 to answer questions or work through concerns with members.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
square

Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for th...
 
 

The gift of leadership

Gen. Mark Welsh III may have said it best, “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” As the people of this nation give their children up to serve in the armed forces we as leaders need to be ready to lead them as they are...
 
 

Have faith in Air Force system

Throughout our Air Force careers, we have all received extensive training covering the Air Force core values — integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. We talk about them on a daily basis in one capacity or another using them as buzz words to drive our point home or steer a...
 

 

Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class...
 
 

Birth of a flagship

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility just before its first flight March 31. This jet is one of several Lightning IIs destined for Luke Air Force Base in the near future after flight testing. Tail number 5056 is scheduled to be the 56th Fighter...
 
 

News Briefs April 24, 2015

Days of Remembrance There will be a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel sanctuary. The Hiding Place exhibit will be on display 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1 in the chapel annex. AFA golf tournament The 16th Annual Air...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin