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What is TRICARE?

TRICARE is the federal program that provides health insurance to active duty military, military retirees, and their families.  It provides comprehensive coverage, to include dental, prescription, mental health, and optical.  TRICARE customers can choose from several different plans to find the one best suited for them and their family.

Do Vermonters Have Other Options for TRICARE Prime?

Yes.  In addition to normal TRICARE coverage, the US Family Health Plan at Martin’s Point is a TRICARE Prime health plan that serves members in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and northeastern New York.

Can I Use TRICARE and VA Healthcare?

Maybe.  Military retirees can use both healthcare systems.  We recommend military retirees enroll in both systems, and then use the programs in the way that works best for them.  For example: A military retiree could use TRICARE for their dental care and the VA for their prescriptions.  Active duty military who have veteran status (meaning they have already completed a period of qualifying active duty) can also use both systems.

Is There Anyone in Vermont that can Help Me with my TRICARE Issues?

No.  At this time there is no "one" Tricare expert in Vermont.  For additional assistance please call (800) TRICARE  (874-2273)