In some cases, TRICARE benefits can be used in conjunction with other insurance.Most plans meet or exceed the minimum requirements for health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act.But there are other times when you should make a special effort to update your information.You should update DEERS whenever you have a change in family or career status.
In some cases, you may qualify for six months of temporary coverage through transitional programs that give you time to find a new insurance provider.
Inaccurate or outdated information could cause delays or other problems in accessing health care, so it’s important to keep this infor-mation up-to-date.
As a general rule, you should check your DEERS information annually by visiting your nearest ID card-issuing facility.
* Go online to Tricare to update your information:
If you are new to the European theater or have recently had a change in your family – such as a move or a new baby – take the time to make sure your military health benefit information is up-to-date.