[HEALTH.MIL] Are You Nearing Your 65th Birthday? Important Information Regarding Your Medical Benefits

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  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:31:35 -0500

Are You Nearing Your 65th Birthday?  


When you turn 65, your current TRICARE medical benefits will end.  MEDICARE will
become your primary medical coverage and TRICARE For Life (TFL) pays secondary


You MUST enroll in MEDICARE PART B in order to obtain TRICARE For Life coverage.


As a TRICARE beneficiary, you are eligible for TRICARE For Life benefits on the
first date that you have both Medicare Part A and Part B.


If you already have Medicare Part A and wish to sign up for Medicare Part B,
please call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social
Security office <http://www.ssa.gov/locator/> .    


You may also enroll in Medicare Part B online at http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/ or
http://www.medicare.gov.  You cannot sign up online for Medicare Part B only.


Additional TRICARE For Life related information, contact numbers, handbooks,
etc., can be found on the TRICARE web site at http://www.tricare.mil/tfl or by
calling TFL Customer Service at 1-866-773-0404 (TDD 1-866-773-0405).  You may
also call the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) at
800-538-9552 for more info about TFL.


If your DEERS data are up-to-date and you obtain Medicare Part B, your TFL
coverage is automatic.



NOTE:  If you are eligible for TRICARE For Life, please consider joining our
TRICARE For Life (TFL) mailing list at www.hostmtb.org <http://www.hostmtb.org>
or http://www.hostmtb.org/tfl.html or contact the Mailing List Manager
<mailto:milton.bell126@xxxxxxxxx?subject=TFL%20Subscribe>  to be added to the
TFL mailing list.



SOURCES:   US Coast Guard Retiree Newsletter
http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/ and http://www.medicare.gov


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