TRICARE Starts Beneficiary Podcast

FALLS CHURCH, VA. – As part of a continuing effort to keep beneficiaries informed, TRICARE has added a news podcast to its Web site at http://www.tricare.mil. The TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin brings listeners the latest news about their benefits every week in a quick, easy-to-digest format. The debut podcast contains updates on TRICARE Reserve Select and points listeners to other useful online information sources.

The Beneficiary Bulletin features quick tips to promote a healthy lifestyle, news of other military health programs and news on upcoming changes to the TRICARE benefit. Keeping beneficiaries educated on how their benefit works is a priority for the TRICARE Management Activity.

“Different people like to get their news in different ways,” said Dian Lawhon, TRICARE Director of Communications and Customer Service. “This podcast is a welcome addition to the news releases, web site postings, brochures, newsletters and other tools we use to get benefit information to our 9.2 million beneficiaries.”

A new five minute TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin will appear on the TRICARE web site every Thursday at http://www.tricare.mil/pressroom. To be alerted when there is a new podcast and to sign up for other beneficiary news go to http://www.tricare.mil and click on “e-mail updates” in the press room section of the front page.

About TRICARE Management Activity and the Military Health System
TRICARE Management Activity, the Defense Department activity that administers the health care plan for the uniformed services, retirees and their families, serves more than 9.2 million eligible beneficiaries worldwide in the Military Health System (MHS). The mission of the MHS is to enhance Department of Defense and national security by providing health support for the full range of military operations. The MHS provides quality medical care through a network of providers, military treatment facilities, medical clinics and dental clinics worldwide. For more about the MHS go to www.health.mil.

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