Health & Safety

Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lt. Col. John Davis

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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Ask the Doc…

Posted January 28, 2016 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I need to replace my durable medical equipment. Will TRICARE pay for the replacement? A. Yes, as long as you own it and: • It’s broken and can’t be repaired • It has accidental damage • There’s a change in your physical condition or • The Food and Drug Administration states the equipment doesn’t…

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Posted June 17, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my dental claims? A: If You’re Enrolled in the: Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) United Concordia Claims Processing P.O. Box 69429 Harrisburg, PA 17106 ADDP Claim Form https://www.unitedconcordia.com/non-ldap/forms/addp/forms/ADDP-Claim-Form.pdf TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) MetLife TRICARE Dental Program P.O. Box 14181 Lexington, KY 40512 TDP Claim Form-Stateside https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/41074.pdf TDP Claim Form-Overseas https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/42254.pdf…

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Posted January 6, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is TRICARE Plus? A. TRICARE Plus gives you the local benefit of accessing prime and specialty care at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base Q. How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A. Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to…

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Posted October 23, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My mom is a surviving spouse using TRICARE for Life. If she gets a Medicare Part D plan through my late father’s workplace insurance, will it affect her TFL drug prescription benefits?   A: Yes, having Part D definitely will affect her TFL prescription drug benefit. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, there is almost zero…

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Posted March 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What you eat matters, especially if you want to perform your best.

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Posted August 26, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Getting Results: MLPW April 23-29

Posted May 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, that ran April 23 through 29, is an annual celebration that recognizes the extensive training lab professionals go through and the critical role they play in disease diagnosis and prevention and in supporting our goal of Zero Harm.

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 4, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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