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TRICARE Information for Reserve Components (CONUS and OCONUS)

Issue Number 510
Status Completed
Issue Title TRICARE Information for Reserve Components (CONUS and OCONUS)
Scope The TRICARE program is complicated in many different ways, especially for the Reserve Component (RC). Current information does not provide a clear picture of benefits and eligibility. For example, some RC Family members believe they are not eligible for TRICARE until the 31st day of the Soldier’s activation. In fact, they are eligible from day one for TRICARE, if their orders are for more than 30 days. They are not eligible for TRICARE Prime Remote unless they reside with the Soldier. The unavailability of concise information and the “resides with” requirement for activated Guard and Reserve Soldiers enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote creates an undue financial hardship for Families due to lack of coverage.
Issue Recommendation Clarify and simplify written RC medical information (such as the DOD Reserve Health Care Benefits pamphlet) and translate these publications into other languages. Develop multilingual education video tapes that provide TRICARE information for RC.
Military Component Reserve Component
Demographic Group Family Members, Soldiers
Subject Area Medical
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Mar 2002
Final Action Date Jul 2009
Accomplishments TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) simplified and enhanced its marketing materials for RC members. Among the revised items are the TRICARE Prime Remote Handbook, TRICARE RC brochure, Fact Sheet on RC benefits, and Spanish RC TRICARE pamphlet. A bilingual Spanish language version of the TRICARE DVD for RC members and their Families was distributed in 2007. Other translated materials are on the TRICARE website,
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Special Operations Command
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