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Family Matters Blog: Blogger Highlights TRICARE Changes

By Carol L. Bowers
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 – As the new national health care reform law extends parent’s health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by springtime.

The new program will allow qualified, unmarried military children up to age 26 to buy health care coverage under their parents’ TRICARE plans through age 26. Even with a later start, TRICARE plans to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

Read more in my colleague Donna Miles’ article “TRICARE to Extend Dependent Coverage to Age 26.”


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