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    Information needed re: moving overseas and TriCare

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    I wasn't sure whether to post this under the Benefits forum or the Moving forum....


    but I am currently with TriCare Prime and United Concordia.

    We are PCS'ing to Lajes AFB-Azores Portugal in a few months.

    Do I need to do anything? or will my stuff switch automatically? I am wanting to keep my same level of care and keep the dental coverage.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Once you get there you will need to go to the tricare office and switch from what tricare area you are now to OCONUS. Dental is covered while overseas, so your DH will have to go and cancel United Concordia before you leave (after dental clearance is done).


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    Great! That was easy. THANK YOU
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    Yeah, I made the mistake assuming it switched over when we went to Korea and checked into the medical there... I got a nasty gram a year later saying I needed to switch or be dropped. Oops.

    Oh then it was such a hassle because the navy does CS on orders differently than the army so the army wanted all this stuff to prove I was allowed to be there but we were not named in the orders, just that dh was authorized dependents.
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    Consider keeping your dental coverage because if you come back to the States to visit and have a dental emergency it would be better to have coverage than not! We kept ours while living overseas and it was worth it for us!

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