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Tricare quesiton for a newbie :)

My DH is in basic right now and I'm going to get my military id tomorrow.  For the life of me I can't remember what he said about cards for tricare.  Do I need to go to the office and get insurance cards...or do they send them to you?  If so how long does it take? 

Thank you in advance :)

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Re: Tricare quesiton for a newbie :)

  • I think it depends on whether you are Prime or Standard. With Prime specifically, your military ID will be used for insurance purposes. It might be the same for Standard.
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  • He signed us up for either standard or I want to say select...we definately dont have prime
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    He signed us up for either standard or I want to say select...we definately dont have prime

    You don't sign up for Standard and you don't get a card for it.  Your military id is your insurance card.  You do have to sign up for Prime and you get a Tricare card.  They'll send it to you in the mail in a few weeks. 

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  • image mylesmomma:
    He signed us up for either standard or I want to say select...we definately dont have prime

    Like others said you are automatically signed up for Standard.  You can switch to Prime, I personally opted to stick with Standard since I already had established care providers.  Your husband husband's medical care is separate from yours.  He doesn't get a choice in his coverage, who he sees, or even if he can take a sick day.   That part takes a little adjustment.


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    image mylesmomma:
    He signed us up for either standard or I want to say select...we definately dont have prime

    Like others said you are automatically signed up for Standard.  You can switch to Prime, I personally opted to stick with Standard since I already had established care providers.  Your husband husband's medical care is separate from yours.  He doesn't get a choice in his coverage, who he sees, or even if he can take a sick day.   That part takes a little adjustment.

     

    I stuck with standard since i live 2 hours away from a military base. Most of the health care providers know to look for the military ID card...to forwarn you, i had to explain to a few nurses that my ID was the insurance card haha

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  • Ok perfect thank you so much ladies.  I'm so use to having to have insurance cards for everyone including the kiddos!  I really appreciate everyone's help
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