VA, Walgreens collaborate to improve care coordination for Veterans
Posted on September 26, 2018

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients.

With the click of a button, VA providers will be able to see the entire medication and immunization history of VA-enrolled patients who receive their prescription and immunization needs at Walgreens.

Send TRICARE to College with Your Child
Posted on September 24, 2018

Is your student hitting the books at college this fall? TRICARE travels with them. TRICARE coverage of eligible dependents extends to college students.

Children are eligible for TRICARE benefits until age 21. But coverage extends up to age 23 for unmarried children of TRICARE-eligible sponsors, if both:

Stay Covered After Age 21 With TRICARE Young Adult
Posted on September 21, 2018

Have you recently graduated from college, but you haven’t found your dream job yet? Or did you just turn 21, and you’re not enrolled in college? If you’re worried about your health care coverage as a military dependent, TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) may give you the coverage you need. TYA eligibility begins when regular TRICARE coverage ends at age 21, or up to age 23 if enrolled in college.

Is TRICARE Young Adult Right for You?

Feds Feed Families: Stateside Commissaries Serve As Collection Points
Posted on September 18, 2018

Commissaries are again serving as common collection points for 2018’s Feds Feed Families campaign, which began Aug. 10 this year, and continues through Oct. 15 at participating stateside military installations.

During this campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. 2018 marks the ninth consecutive year commissaries have participated.

The MILITARY STAR Card Earns Retirees, Military Community $27.5 Million in 2017
Posted on September 17, 2018

Retired Soldiers and family members who shop with their MILITARY STAR® card don’t just save money, they earn it—all while supporting the entire military community.

September Is Healthy Aging Month
Posted on September 17, 2018

Did you know that gum disease – and not the aging process – is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Good oral health habits and a healthy lifestyle can help you keep your gums healthy and your smile bright for a lifetime. Developing a simple daily routine of brushing, flossing and eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is important regardless of age. Here are some tips to help keep your mouth healthy and strong:

Brush at least twice a day

TRICARE Access During An Evacuation or Natural Disaster
Posted on September 14, 2018

With wildfire and hurricane season underway, have a disaster preparedness plan for you and your family. Access to your TRICARE benefit, prescriptions, and medical resources may change during a disaster. Be informed and learn the best way to keep you and your family safe.

Prepare for an emergency

Follow these easy steps to make sure your family can access your TRICARE benefit during an emergency.

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