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Posted August 12, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do the new East and West Region (T-2017) contracts affect me now? A. Right now, changes don’t affect you. We’ll post updated information at www.tricare.mil/changes. New Regional Contracts in 2017 The new regional contracts were awarded July 21, 2016. The East Region Under the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger…

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Airman balanced through bodybuilding

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, displays her back pose March 27, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Semaj is a nationally qualified amateur bodybuilder competing in the figure category. As Semaj’s alarm screeches throughout her bedroom at 2:30 a.m. she awakes for…

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Posted November 25, 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…

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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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Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 11

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kat Bailey

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 2017, and includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account program. Open Season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review the 2018 rates and benefits and enroll…

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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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