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Getting Prepared For The Philippines => Life and Other Insurances => Topic started by: Pelican on June 12, 2018, 11:57:00 AM

Title: Tricare and insurance for veterans
Post by: Pelican on June 12, 2018, 11:57:00 AM
I hope this question has not been asked before or that it is so simple it insults you, but as I understand it I don't qualify for any type of Tricare benefits because I served only 9 months overseas with an honorable discharge.  A quick, kind, answer would satisfy me.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Tricare and insurance for veterans
Post by: bigrod on June 12, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
If you or a family member serves in the U.S. military or retired from the military, you may be eligible to receive health insurance through TRICARE.

Chuck
Title: Re: Tricare and insurance for veterans
Post by: Lee2 on June 12, 2018, 07:57:04 PM
I am not former military but here is some information I found online that might help you to contact them to see if you are entitled.

TRICARE Select Overseas (https://tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TSO)

TRICARE Prime Overseas (https://tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TPO)

Using TRICARE For Life Overseas (https://tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TFL/TFL_O)
Title: Re: Tricare and insurance for veterans
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on June 12, 2018, 09:49:14 PM
I hope this question has not been asked before or that it is so simple it insults you, but as I understand it I don't qualify for any type of Tricare benefits because I served only 9 months overseas with an honorable discharge.  A quick, kind, answer would satisfy me.  Thanks.
Since you are not retired military, the only benefits you maybe eligable for would be VA benefits with service connected disabilities and the PRA's Special SRRVisa (with only a $1,500 security deposit) for ex-military members even if only served a few months with any branch of the military.
Also you can avail an indiviual PhilHealth Plan if a permanent resident here.