TRICARE updates

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The following updates are provided for Team Robins TRICARE users.

Flu mist will not be covered for the 2016-2017 Flu season based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Effective Oct. 1, flu mist will not be covered under TRICARE and will not be available at Military Treatment Facilities. Flu shots will still be covered.

Effective Dec. 1, CVS (including those in Target stores) will no longer be part of the TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Network and Walgreen’s will become part of the TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Network. Express Scripts Inc. will send letters to all beneficiaries who have used a CVS or Target within the past six months.

Those letters will tell them what they need to do to get their medications on or after Dec.1 This is occurring because CVS was unable to reach a new network agreement with Express Scripts. Express Scripts, the TRICARE Pharmacy Contractor, is responsible for developing the retail pharmacy network. Walgreen’s pharmacies will replace CVS pharmacies on Dec. 1.Beneficiaries with questions or concerns regarding this change should contact Express Scripts directly at (855) 778-1417.

Effective May 1, 2017, United Concordia will replace MetLife as the TRICARE Dental Program contractor.
Currently, some providers who participated as network providers under the MetLife contract are not participating under United Concordia. However, the list of participating providers could change between now and May 1, 2017.