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    TRICARE Extra provides health care benefits for active duty members of the services including the Coast Guard, NOAA and the Public Health Service; qualified family members; retirees and their family members; and the spouses and children of deceased active duty and retired personnel. The program is one of three TRICARE options and, like TRICARE Standard, helps to pays the costs of inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical services obtained from civilian sources. It allows beneficiaries to select the health care provider of their choice but provides a 5% out-of-pocket discount when the beneficiary uses a preferred provider network provider. Otherwise, the same deductibles and co-payments apply. TRICARE is a regional managed care program administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Affairs Office in collaboration with civilian contractors.

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    United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is a computerized database for United States Service members, retirees, dependents, United States Department of Defense active Contractors, and others worldwide who are entitled to Public Key Infrastructure and TRICARE eligibility. If you are a servicemember, retiree, or dependent, DEERS registration is the key to getting your TRICARE benefits eligibility established. DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits.United States Department of Defense, Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense
    United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - TRICARETRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System for active, Guard/Reserve, and retired service members and their families around the world. TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
    • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks,
    • Provides access to high-quality health care,
    • Supports military operations and readiness.
    TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
    United States Department of Defense, Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense

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