FAQs

We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.

We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.

If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:

  • Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
  • Learn about the application process.
  • Seek to get the most out of your benefits.

Table of Contents

  1. Want to learn about us?
  2. Where do we get our information?
  3. Are we the government?
  4. Is my information protected?
  5. Will my TRICARE insurance plan cover school physicals for my kids?
  6. Will my TRICARE plan cover my child who is in college?
  7. Can I file an appeal through TRICARE?
  8. What is the easiest way to check the status of my claim?
  9. What happens to my TRICARE insurance when I retire?
  10. How do I add my husband/wife to my TRICARE plan?
  11. What is the easiest way to find a military hospital, pharmacy, dentist office and other important locations?
  12. I have an emergency and need to be seen today. What can I do?

1.     Want to learn about us?

We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research the TRICARE insurance program and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process.  We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor. 

2.     Where do we get our information?

Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.

Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.

3.     Are we the government?

No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can. 

4.     Is my information protected?

We believe in the importance of keeping your data safe. If you decide to give us your data while using our website, we use many different protections to help keep it safe. To learn more about how we protect your information, check out our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

5.     Will my TRICARE insurance plan cover school physicals for my kids?

Yes, kids between 5 and 11 can have their school physical exams covered by your insurance plan.

6.     Will my TRICARE plan cover my child who is in college?

Yes, as long as your son or daughter is at least a part-time student and 21 or under, or a full-time student and 23 or under, they can get coverage under your plan. Just keep in mind that if your child is in the second category, you will need to cover at least half of their costs for them to be covered under TRICARE.

7.     Can I file an appeal through TRICARE?

Yes, you can file appeals for TRICARE online, by fax or by sending your appeal in the mail. You can send in appeals for claims and for authorizations.

8.     What is the easiest way to check the status of my claim?

The easiest way to check on your claim is to use the official TRICARE insurance website.

9.     What happens to my TRICARE insurance when I retire?

When you retire, you will need to pick one of the new TRICARE insurance plans that you qualify for. For example, you can pick a TRICARE Prime or Select plan.

10.    How do I add my husband/wife to my TRICARE plan?

To add a spouse, you have to go online and add your spouse’s information to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. For a husband or wife, you will need to show proof of your marriage and proof of their ID before they can be added to your plan.

11.    What is the easiest way to find a military hospital, pharmacy, dentist office and other important locations?

The official TRICARE insurance website gives you links that make it easy to find hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other offices that are nearby.

12.    I have an emergency and need to be seen today. What can I do?

If you need to be seen today, you can go to a local urgent care center. But if you are a TRICARE Prime member and on active duty in the military, you have to talk to your primary care manager or get a referral from them first before visiting the urgent care.