January 2018: TRICARE Changes Update
Effective January 2018, several changes have been made to the TRICARE benefit that affect our Service Members and their eligible dependents. The Program Office has asked that our MFLCs become educated on these changes to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of our referral process where it pertains to TRICARE. To aide in MFLC education of these updates, the Program Office has provided three fact sheets detailing the changes which are posted directly below:
After reviewing the materials, if you have additional questions, please visit www.tricare.mil/changes. This website provides the most current information and is designed to help beneficiaries prepare for, navigate and Take Command of their TRICARE benefit.
November 2017: Upcoming TRICARE Changes – Effective Jan. 1, 2018
You may be aware that changes are coming to TRICARE starting January 1, 2018. The attached one-pager provides basic information you can share with service members and families as you receive inquiries. Those who wish to learn more may visit the TRICARE website at https://tricare.mil/About/Changes/General-TRICARE-Changes.
- Military OneSource has a brand new website at http://www.militaryonesource.mil. A new article which features child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors as an available resource is: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/web/mos/-/protect-your-children-from-health-risks-by-building-family-resilience?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fweb%2Fmos%2Ffamily-relationships
- The Military Families Learning Network has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and can be found at: https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/. This link will bring you to relevant webinars on military family transitions: https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/family-transitions/
- If you’re a Facebook user, one great outlet to stay on top of the latest info impacting military families is: https://www.facebook.com/military.1source/
- Within the National Center for Telehealth and Technology library, they have great non-clinical resources like the Breathe2Relax app: http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/breathe2relax
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network features extensive resources on military children and families. Check out a sample here: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/military-children-and-families