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NEW TRICARE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR RESERVES AND FAMILY MEMBERS

Date Signed: 3/24/2003
MARADMINS Number: 133/03


R 241530Z MAR 03
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(n)
TO ML MARADMIN(n)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLAS
MARADMIN 133/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/NEW TRICARE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR RESERVES AND FAMILY MEMBERS
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REF/A/MEMO/OASD (HA) TMA/10MAR2003//
AMPN/REF A IS THE POLICY MEMO SIGNED BY DR. WINKENWERDER, THE
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HEALTH AFFAIRS/DIRECTOR OF TRICARE
MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY, ON CHANGES THAT SUPERCEDE HA POLICY 96-018
(PARTICIPATION IN TRICARE FOR FAMILIES OF RESERVE/GUARD ACTIVATED IN
SUPPORT OF OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR DTD 3 JAN 96) AND CLARIFICATION
ON TRICARE POLICY EXECUTION CONCERNING NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE
TRICARE PRIME ENROLLMENT DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM/NOBLE
EAGLE DTD 20 DEC 01.//
POC/M. M. HOESING/CAPT/MRH/-/TEL:DSN 278-9522/TEL:(703)784-9522
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. STARTING MARCH 10, 2003, ACTIVATED RESERVISTS AND
THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, IF THE MARINE IS ON ACTIVE DUTY ORDERS FOR
MORE THAN 30 DAYS, WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN TRICARE PRIME. THE
PREVIOUS POLICY WAS FOR ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS OF RESERVISTS CALLED
TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR MORE THAN 179 DAYS.
2. THIS POLICY ALSO ALLOWS RESERVE FAMILY MEMBERS TO ENROLL IN
TRICARE PRIME REMOTE BASED ON THE SERVICE MEMBER'S RESIDENCE BEFORE
MOBILIZATION. FOR FAMILY MEMBERS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE
TRICARE PRIME REMOTE FOR ACTIVE DUTY FAMILY MEMBERS (TPRADFM)
PROGRAM, SPONSORS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS MUST RESIDE AT A LOCATION
THAT IS AT LEAST 50 MILES OR MORE IN DISTANCE, OR APPROXIMATELY A
ONE-HOUR DRIVE FROM THE NEAREST MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY (MTF).
3. DEERS INFORMATION MUST BE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE FOR ACTIVATED
RESERVISTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS.
4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE TRICARE WEB SITE AT
WWW.TRICARE.OSD.MIL/RESERVE OR BY CALLING THE DOD WORLDWIDE
TRICARE INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-888-363-5433 OR 1-877-363-6337,
OPERATING HOURS: 0900-1900 MON-FRI, 1100-1630 SAT (EST).//



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