Lost TRICARE: What Are My Options?

Posted by Jason Van Steenwyk

militaryauthority.com_losing-TRICARE-benefitsUnless you die in service or you retire and enroll in TRICARE for Life, sooner or later you will lose access to TRICARE and transition either to Medicare, private pay, private insurance, COBRA or the VA. But most people leaving the active duty military have little experience navigating the complex health insurance system outside of the military.

If you are transitioning out of the military – whether because of ETS, retirement, divorce from a servicemember or death of a TRICARE sponsor, TRICARE is offering a one-hour Webinar, or online seminar, on August 15th  from 1 to 2PM Eastern time to walk you through your options.

To register, visit this page. Enrollment is limited because of the Go2Meeting software used to conduct the webinar, which imposes a maximum number of participants.

The webinar will be hosted by Mr. Mark Ellis, a senior health program analyst with the TRICARE Management Activity. He manages the Continued Health Care Benefit and TRICARE Young Adult programs, which offer premium based health care coverage to former service members and their family members when they are no longer eligible for TRICARE benefits.  He has 35 years of DoD health care experience.


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