Military Times 2020 Guide to Military Benefits

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Here’s a link to this on-line guide that covers Basic Pay, BAH, retirement, family support, VA loans, TRICARE, and educational benefits. It is a great resource if you have questions about how something works:

Your 2020 Guide to Military Benefits

Bono: New TRICARE Laws, Contracts to Drive ‘Historic’ Reforms

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Here is a link to another summary of comments made by VADM Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, about the future of the Military Health System:

Bono: New TRICARE Laws, Contracts to Drive ‘Historic’ Reforms

TRICARE Urgent Care Pilot Program Launches May 23rd

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Maybe I’m just biased since I work in the Emergency Department, but I think that this program could be a game changer in many ways.  As of May 23rd TRICARE beneficiaries will be able to get urgent care twice per fiscal year from a provider other than their PCM without a referral from their PCM.  I’m sure it will change things for all primary care providers and possibly specialists as well because their referral sources may change.  Here are a couple of links to check out:

TRICARE Website – Urgent Care Pilot Program – TRICARE to Allow Urgent Care Visits Without a Referral