[HEALTH.MIL] Webinar to Discuss Women's Health & Losing TRICARE Eligibility? Don't Lose Your Health Care Coverage

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Webinar to Discuss Women's Health
September 29, 2015

The Military Health System is emphasizing the importance of women's health.
TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate the military
health community about the programs and resources that are available to support
women in the armed services. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October
7, 2015 at Noon EST. Go to
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7003029620280220674 to sign-up and get
the Webinar time for your locale.

The Webinar will highlight services and programs that are available to help
women in the Services stay healthy and mission ready.

You may submit subject-related questions to the presenters before the Webinar by
sending email to MOSWebinars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:MOSWebinars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> .

About the presenters:

Army Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Parson currently serves as the Chief of the
Women's Health Service Line at the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General/U.S.
Army Medical Command. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Eastern
Kentucky University and she earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Old
Dominion University. LTC Parson has served in a variety of nursing capacities
throughout her Army career including that as clinical nurse, assistant chief
nurse, ROTC nurse counselor, and Chief, Maternal Child Health among others and
is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran.

CDR Eva Domotorffy has been a Navy Nurse Corps Officer for 20 years. She has a
clinical background in pediatric, neonatal and ambulatory care nursing and is a
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Currently, CDR Domotorffy serves as the Action
Officer for the Division of Women's Health within the Medical Operations
directorate at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, where she is engaged in
women's health policy development and quality improvement initiatives.

SOURCE: TRICARE Mailing List Message, 29 Sep 15 and info at

Losing TRICARE Eligibility? Don't Lose Your Health Care Coverage


You can lose your TRICARE eligibility for a number of reasons. TRICARE offers
several resources to make sure you and your family members have access to health
care until you can find a more permanent solution. Make sure you are aware of
when your coverage ends so you can get new health care coverage. Don't be caught
without it!

Sponsors and eligible family members may be covered by the Transitional
Assistance Management Program (TAMP) after losing TRICARE eligibility. TAMP
extends TRICARE eligibility for specific
<http://www.tricare.mil/Plans/SpecialPrograms/TAMP.aspx> beneficiaries. It
provides 180 days of premium-free transitional health care benefits after
regular TRICARE benefits end.

Active duty service members with certain service-related conditions are eligible
for coverage beyond the 180 days covered by TAMP. This coverage is called
Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC).

Once TAMP eligibility expires and you are no longer eligible for any other
TRICARE health plan, you can enroll in the Continued Health Care Benefit Program
(CHCBP). CHCBP <http://www.tricare.mil/Plans/SpecialPrograms/CHCBP.aspx> is
purchased coverage that acts as a bridge between TRICARE coverage and your new
health coverage. It is typically limited to 36 months.

Another option for health care coverage is the Health Insurance Marketplace. For
those who do not have TRICARE, lose DoD sponsored coverage, and are not eligible
for Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan coverage, you can search for other
health care options through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act requires most Americans, including TRICARE
beneficiaries and DoD employees, have minimum essential health care coverage
(MEC), or pay a tax penalty for each month that you and the other individuals
listed on your tax form do not have coverage.

If you know your TRICARE eligibility is ending, be proactive and make sure you
and your family are covered. Open enrollment for 2016 starts November 1, 2015
and runs through January 31, 2016. You can get more information on the
Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov <http://www.healthcare.gov> .

SOURCE: TRICARE News Release at http://www.tricare.mil/openenrollment093015

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