TRICARE

08/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/06/2020 15:26

Join Aug. 20 TRICARE For Life Webinar

8/6/2020

Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you're eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the 'What is TRICARE For Life? ' webinar on Aug. 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered.

The webinar will discuss TFL eligibility, how TFL and Medicare work together, TFL costs, and much more. Anne Breslin, the TRICARE For Life program manager at the Defense Health Agency will present and lead a Q&A after the presentation.

TFL is Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare Part A and have Medicare Part B. Once you're entitled to Medicare Part A, have Part B, and show as eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you automatically receive TRICARE benefits under TFL.

'To make sure you don't have a break in your TRICARE coverage, it's important to keep your information up to date in DEERS,' said Breslin. 'You should also sign up for Medicare when you're first eligible to do so. Taking both of these steps will help ensure that you get your TFL benefits on time.'

As described in the TRICARE and Medicare Turning Age 65 Brochure, your birth date determines when you become Medicare-eligible based on age and when you should sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. See examples below:

  • If your birthday falls after the first day of the month, you become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month you turn age 65. You can sign up for Medicare between one and three months before the month you turn 65 years old.
  • If your birthday falls on the first day of the month, you become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month before you turn age 65. You can sign up for Medicare between two and four months before the month you turn 65 years old.

You may be under 65 years old and become eligible for Medicare due to a disability, end-stage renal disease, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Check out the TRICARE and Medicare Under Age 65 Brochure to learn more.

Don't miss the Aug. 20 webinar to learn about TRICARE For Life and how coverage works. Register today.

Last Updated 8/6/2020