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Programs and Services Following is a list of programs and services military members and their families can access upon retirement: General Programs * Tricare Prime * Tricare Standard and Extra * Tricare Plus * Tricare Retired Reserve * Tricare Young Adult * Tricare for Life * Tricare Pharmacy * Tricare Delta Dental * Tricare Overseas Program Standard General Services * Outpatient visits * Clinical preventive services * DME/prosthetics/orthotics * Hospitalization/emergency services * Ambulatory surgery * Inpatient/outpatient behavioral health * Inpatient skilled nursing Tricare Prime To obtain Tricare Prime coverage when you retire, you must enroll as a retiree and enroll eligible family members as retiree dependents and pay the appropriate single or family enrollment fee.
Other benefits include Tricare for Life, Serviceman's Group Life Insurance (SGLI), full Exchange and Commissary privileges, complete access to all Morale, Welfare and Recreation services, and importantly/the pride of wearing the uniform, especially in this era of increased respect for the Armed Forces.
Also, TRICARE Prime and TRICARE For Life are not technically entitlements in the legal sense that Social Security is.
While Tricare for Life has provided more affordable medical care for retirees, it falls short of the government's promise because of the continuing requirement to make Medicare B payments.
A pilot project launched April, 2008 in South Carolina by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened its scope to include TRICARE for Life data.
And because Robert is a retired member of the military, Tricare for Life helps fill the gaps in Medicare and lowers the couple's out-of-pocket costs.
Moving their premiums to this level would make them more equitable with those paid by older retirees, who must pay Medicare Part B premiums to qualify for Tricare for Life coverage.
But TRICARE for Life is a more generous program than TRICARE Prime, she said.