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Posted January 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Proof of minimum essential coverage for tax year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted June 10, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

U.S. Air Force graphic The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with…

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Safety during the holidays

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Chance Whitmore

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As families are coming together to spend time decorating their Christmas tree and constructing that award winning lighting display for the Holidays, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of our minds this Holiday season. Christmas trees are many families’ way of welcoming in the Christmas season and tree…

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Posted October 16, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I file an appeal for a denied dental claim? A. To file a dental appeal, follow the instructions on the dental explanation of benefits (DEOB) or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to the dental contractor for your program. See below for the address. Dental Program Appeals Instructions For…

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Posted March 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group
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Raising awareness for PTSD: You are not alone

Posted July 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

When every service member signs their name on the dotted line to become of a part of the military, they agree to follow orders and even go to war.

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Posted April 28, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Are CVS and Target pharmacies part of TRICARE’s retail network? A. No. If you get your prescription filled at a CVS or Target pharmacy you will pay for the full cost upfront and have to file a claim for partial reimbursement after you meet your deductible. Visit the costs page for details. Prescription Costs…

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Posted November 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Realistic simulator shows dangers of drinking, texting while driving

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Senior Airman Jeremy Berndt, assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron, participates in a simulator that portrays a scenario in which the driver of a vehicle is well over the legal alcohol limit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 18. The Arrive Alive Tour uses a realistic simulator to show the dangers of drinking…

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Posted October 21, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How to keep your TRICARE coverage when you are reaching age 65. A. By taking a few simple steps, you can make sure you have your TRICARE benefits after you turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports…

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