TriWest: Encourage prostate testing

By Shari Lopatin and Diane Mayer: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Besides skin cancer, prostate is the most common form of cancer in men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2009, the National Cancer Institute estimated that nearly 200,000 men were newly diagnosed. That’s more than 500 men every day. […]

TRICARE tools tame tax time

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it: Tax season is here. Do you see yourself digging through piles of paper looking for last year’s forms and receipts? There’s a better way — TRICARE West Region beneficiaries can find TRICARE out-of-pocket costs online […]

TriWest wounded warrior support site earns silver award

By Scott Celley: TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Reservists offered coverage

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance When National Guard or Reserve sponsors are not on active duty, they may be eligible for healthcare coverage by purchasing and enrolling in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS). TRICARE Reserve Select TRS includes medical and behavioral health coverage and access to TRICARE pharmacy benefits. TRS allows enrollees to choose […]

Tricare specifies maternity benefits in wake of ‘mini-boom’

Airman Thomas Trower Although on a scale smaller than the legendary “Baby Boom” following World War II, “mini-booms” are occurring at military installations across the nation as troops return from overseas assignments. Because many of our nation’s patriots are coming from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve ranks, not all parents-to-be are familiar with […]