TRICARE and Using VA

Week of August 26, 2013

Many TRICARE For Life (TFL) beneficiaries use Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for care related to their service-connected disabilities. But, as TFL is a comprehensive Medicare wraparound coverage, beneficiaries are reminded they run the risk of unexpected out-of-pocket costs if they use a VA facility for care not related to a service-connected disability. For more information about TFL, beneficiaries may contact the TFL support contractor Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) at 1-866-773-0404 or visit the TRICARE for Life website at www.tricare.mil/tfl. To find Medicare-certified providers visit the TRICARE Find a Doctor webpage at www.tricare.mil/findaprovider. For more information about the VA, visit the Veterans Health Administration webpage at www.va.gov/health.

For more on TRICARE benefits, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.

 

 

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