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TRICARE Access during an evacuation or natural disaster

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8/23/2018
Take Command of your health

Having a disaster preparedness plan for you and your family is a great way to help keep you safe

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How to choose or change your TRICARE provider

Article
8/17/2018
Take Command of your health

When you enroll in TRICARE Prime, you either choose or get assigned a PCM who will manage all of your routine, non-emergency, and urgent health care.

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Three ways to protect your health through preventive care

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8/9/2018
Being active lowers your risk of developing chronic conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Preventive services include vaccines, exams, and screenings

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Protect your family from Lyme disease this summer

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8/3/2018
Every year, roughly 30,000 Americans contract Lyme disease from a blacklegged tick. (CDC photo)

The best way to prevent Lyme disease is by avoiding ticks.

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Understanding Urgent Care Rules

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8/1/2018
Take Command of your health

Urgent care is care you need within 24 hours for a non-emergency illness or injury that requires treatment.

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TRICARE Open Season Begins November 12

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8/1/2018
Take Command of your health

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year.

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Take Command: Enrollment after Retirement

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8/1/2018
Take Command of your health

Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.

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TRICARE Qualifying Life Event 2018

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8/1/2018
Take Command of your health

Changes in Your Life May Mean Changes to Your TRICARE Options

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Travel checklist: Prepare for bugs and more

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8/1/2018
Take Command of your health

Whether you're traveling across the world or across the state, get familiar with common symptoms and learn how TRICARE covers you should you run into creepy-crawlers this summer

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Stay covered after age 21 with TRICARE Young Adult

Article
7/30/2018
Take Command of your health

TYA is an option for unmarried, young adult dependents who have aged out of regular TRICARE coverage

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FEDVIP is coming: Get to know dental and vision plans today

Article
7/12/2018
Take Command of your health

Now is a good time to become familiar with FEDVIP options

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Summer travel: Getting care while overseas

Article
7/10/2018
 Summer vacation is the start of travel season for many military families.

When traveling overseas, you should know what to do in the event of illness or other health issues

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Summer safety: Preventing firework burns

Article
7/3/2018
Fireworks fill the sky on July 8, 2017 at Offutt’s base lake during the annual fireworks display. Several family activities took place at the celebration including face painting, a treasure hunt and a performance from the Heartland of America Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)

If your patriotic celebration includes self-starter fireworks or hand-held sparklers, take precautions to avoid injury.

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Moving this summer? Your TRICARE options may change

Article
6/28/2018
Because moving is a QLE, that means you’ll have 90 days from the date of the move to change your TRICARE health plan based on your eligibility. (U.S. Army photo by Karen A. Iwamoto)

Moving may change your TRICARE health plan options

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Summer safety: Tips to prevent food poisoning

Article
6/22/2018
Consider your food safely cooked when the internal temperature gets high enough to kill germs. You can check the temperature of your food by using a food thermometer. (U.S. Navy file photo)

Summer safety: Tips to prevent food poisoning

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