Moncrief & AMEDD News
26 December 2012
e-Payment Deadline Looms for TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve
Thursday, December 20, 2012
With the new year quickly approaching,
TRICARE beneficiaries covered by TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve
must switch to electronic premium payments by Dec. 31, 2012. If they don’t make
the change, they risk having their coverage suspended. Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, TRICARE
will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by
credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer from a linked bank
account. To avoid confusion, beneficiaries should verify that their bank sends EFT
payments electronically. Beneficiaries can contact their regional or overseas contractor
to set up automatic payments and get more information. Contact information is available
online. The Defense Manpower Data Center has sent email messages to current TRR
and TRS members, and new beneficiaries are informed in their welcome package information.
Electronic payments make it easy for members to pay their premiums on time, ensuring
continuous coverage for beneficiaries. When beneficiaries don’t pay their premiums
it results in suspension of coverage. TRS and TRR are premium-based health plans.
TRS is available for purchase by qualified members of the Selected Reserve of the
Ready Reserve and their families; and TRR can be purchased by qualified retired
Reserve members, their families and qualified survivors of deceased retired Reserve
sponsors. For more information about TRS or TRR, visit the TRICARE website.
13 March 2012
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Army Medicine's theme for this month
is 'Educate, Train, Treat and Track.' Watch this video from the Surgeon General.
13 March 2012
Victory Care Clinic Grand Opening!!
Monday, March 12th @ 0900 - Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting with COL Fiorey and the
Command Group along with “Special Guests.”
Thursday, March 15th @ 0730 - The Sheppard Center from Atlanta, GA will give an
in-service to the hospital staff and others in the Victory Conference Room.
Friday, March 16th @ 1000 - There will be a Motorcycle Safety Class and the local
Harley Davidson dealer “Thunder Towers” will brief on the importance of helmets.
Immediately after the briefing, there will be a motorcycle safety ride. March 12th
– 16th - A Post Concussion Information table will be on display at the ground entrance