TRICARE policy change for enrollment of newborns
There has been a change in what was considered the "Deemed Enrolled" period for newborns. This change will be reflected in the TRICARE Policy Manual chapter 10, section 3.1, page 2, paragraph 2. You can view this policy as well as others by going to www.tricare.osd.mil or www.humana-military.com.
Under current TRICARE policy, newborns and adoptees are considered enrolled as Prime for the first 120 days from date of birth without completing an enrollment application form. Starting Jan. 1, the new policy states that newborns and adoptees will be considered "Deemed Enrolled" for 60 days from date of birth without completing an enrollment application for TRICARE Prime.
The personnel at the 6th Medical Group TRICARE Flight are here to help you understand the process and want to ensure you are aware of the change. Please make sure if you or any other eligible beneficiary you know of are expecting a child, that this information gets to them.
We pride ourselves in customer service to our beneficiaries and the more aware you are of changes in policy as they occur, the fewer problems you will have later on. The following tips will assist you with the change.
If you have any questions feel free to stop by the TRICARE Service Center located in Building 710, adjacent to the hospital.