Bonus Episode 006 – Tricare East Update

There is an important change coming up for those of you in the former Tricare North region. Please see the quote below from an update flier I received today.

WHO MAY BE IMPACTED BY THIS CHANGE?

Soldiers, families, and retirees previously covered by Health Net Federal Services in the TRICARE NORTH Region, who are now covered by Humana Military under the new combined TRICARE EAST Region, and are paying for the following coverages:

  • TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
  • TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR)
  • TRICARE Young Adult (TYA)

IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2018, due to the contractor change from Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) to Humana Military, all Soldiers and Retirees formally in the TRICARE North Region, paying their premiums/fees by auto-payment from a banking account using Recurrent Credit Card (RCC) or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to Health Net Federal Services MUST set up a NEW auto-payment with Humana Military. By law, the contractors cannot exchange credit card or banking information. Even if you already have auto-payment from your bank account to Health Net Federal Services, you MUST re-establish a NEW payment with Humana Military.

* This does NOT affect Soldiers or retirees in the South Region or who currently have an Allotment (PRIME ONLY) set up with DFAS. These allotments were transferred and do not have to be re-establish to a new allotment.

IF IN DOUBT, please check the Humana Military website at www.humanamilitary.com/provider-east (which will change to www.tricare-east.com in the near future) or call to verify at: (800) 444-5445.

This notice is important not only for keeping Tricare coverage. It is also critical in order to prevent having to re-enroll to keep coverage. Re-enrolling requires paying two months of premiums up front. Let’s help people prevent having to do this. Please pass this information on to others you think should know about it.

By the way, the contact number I originally gave in the YouTube episode is incorrect. The correct number is shown in this article and on the corrected flier.

Thanks for joining me today and, of course, thank you for your service.

D.J.

References:
Tricare East Region Update