Discover more secure ways to pay your TRICARE premiums!

December 1, 2023

Paying your premiums through allotment or Electric Funds Transfer (EFT) are the safest, no-hassle ways to stay enrolled and remain covered through TRICARE.

 

For TRICARE Select beneficiaries, allotment is required in all cases unless there is no retired/retainer pay (e.g., 100% disabled veterans, unremarried former spouses, survivors) available to cover monthly enrollment fees. If allotment is not feasible, you must establish payment through EFT or Recurring Credit Card (RCC) payments.

 

TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can choose between allotment, EFT or RCC payments.

 

TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS), TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) and TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) beneficiaries can choose to make payments through an EFT or an RCC.

 

By choosing to pay through allotment or EFT, you don’t have to worry about updating expiration dates or lost credit card information, and you avoid the risk of disenrollment due to failure to pay.

 

Set up your new payment method today with either:

 

Reminder about freestanding emergency room visits

October 13, 2023

 

When seeking emergent care, you are encouraged to seek care from the closest emergency provider. If you receive care from a provider in a freestanding emergency room that is not affiliated to a hospital, TRICARE will not make reimbursement for care rendered because it does not recognize the facility as a certified provider. Certified providers can file claims and receive payment for TRICARE services and have met TRICARE licensing and certification requirements.

 

If you receive care from a freestanding emergency room that is not affiliated to a hospital, you will be responsible all applicable costs.

Non-covered services waiver information

August 24, 2023

 

It is important to understand both your responsibility as a TRICARE beneficiary, as well as your provider’s responsibility when it comes to non-covered services.

 

Beneficiary’s responsibility:

 

Provider’s responsibilities:

  • Verify if a service is covered or non-covered before rendering services to a TRICARE beneficiary.  
  • Must have the patient sign the non-covered services waiver if a network provider renders a non-covered service to a TRICARE beneficiary.  
  • A non-network provider is not required to use the official TRICARE waiver; however, they must have the patient sign a waiver that is equivalent to a TRICARE non-covered services waiver.

 

Information about the waiver:

  • This waiver confirms that the beneficiary is aware that the service is not covered and that the beneficiary is financially responsible for the rendered service.  
  • If there is no signed waiver, the provider cannot hold the beneficiary financially responsible for the claim. 
  • The use of this waiver protects the provider from payment misunderstandings with a patient and/or having to cover the cost of non-covered services rendered to a TRICARE patient. 
  • Non-covered services list (the list is not all inclusive). 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2023

 

Supporting the health and well-being of our military service members and their families is the most important thing we do. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and DoD is fighting the stigma with seeking help. At Humana Military, we offer you behavioral healthcare (in-person and via telemedicine) as well as webinars and community groups—we want you to get the care and support you need when and where it’s convenient for you.

 

Referrals are required for Active Duty Service Members (ADSM).

Pharmacy network changes

December 20, 2022

 

Retail pharmacies

On Jan. 1, 2023, the Kroger family of pharmacies will leave the TRICARE network. This includes pharmacies at Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Smith’s Food and Drug and King Soopers. After this date, if you fill a prescription at a Kroger family pharmacy, you will have to pay the full price*.

 

You still have a large network of retail pharmacies near where you live, and you can continue to use TRICARE Home Delivery and military pharmacies. 

 

Here are ways to transfer your drug prescriptions (for non-specialty medications):

 

  • Call the new pharmacy to transfer the prescription, or ask your doctor to call.
  • Bring the prescription label to your new pharmacy.
  • Ask your doctor to send a prescription electronically to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery if your drug is available.
  • Move eligible prescriptions.
  • Call (877) 363-1303, and choose option 3.

 

*You may file a claim for reimbursement to get the retail non-network pharmacy co-payments.

 

Specialty drugs

On Jan. 1, 2023, the TRICARE retail pharmacy network for specialty drugs will change to Accredo. In order to pay only network copays, you must move the prescription to a network pharmacy on or before this date. Here are ways to transfer your specialty prescriptions:

 

  • Accredo Specialty Pharmacy
  • Another network pharmacy
  • TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or
  • A military pharmacy

 

Here are some tips for filling your specialty medication prescription:

  • Check with your local military pharmacy to see if they stock the drug and if so, how to transfer your prescription
  • Find participating pharmacies through the TRICARE formulary search tool
  • Call Accredo at (877) 882-3324
  • Home infusion medications can be dispensed and will be covered by the pharmacies listed above and home infusion providers.
  • Beneficiaries prescribed compound medications will need to fill their prescriptions at a network pharmacy. If a beneficiary is unable to locate a pharmacy or needs additional support, please email Express Scripts