The following article appeared the other day in a news release from the DoD Military Health System. Note: Important life events like moving or having a child go off to college are milestones in military families’ lives. No matter where their journeys take them, it’s important for families to keep their DEERS records up to date whenever they hit these and many other milestones.
For TRICARE beneficiaries, keeping Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) records up-to-date means uninterrupted access to TRICARE. Please note the following: changes of address, other life events that can affect DEERS records include additions to the family, either through births or adoptions; changes in a sponsor’s status such as retirement; marriage or divorce; becoming entitled to Medicare; or the death of a sponsor or family member.
Sponsors are automatically registered in DEERS, but it is critical they register their eligible family members as well. To register family members in DEERS and receive an ID card, the family member and sponsor must bring documentation, such as a marriage or birth certificate, to a military ID card issuing facility. Locate ID card offices by ZIP code, city or state using the ID card office locator at http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl. Sponsors should call the ID card office first to confirm what documentation is needed and the hours of operation.
Contact information on DEERS can be updated in several different ways including in person at a military ID card issuing facility, online, and by phone, fax or mail. There are two online options via either the new myDODbenefits Web site or the Beneficiary Web Enrollment Web site.
Beneficiaries can call the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Support Office at 1-800-538-9552 (1-866-363-2883 TTY/TDD) to update addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Changes can also be faxed to 1-831-655-8317, or mailed to: DMDC Support Office, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771
For more information regarding DEERS and how and when to update DEERS records, go to http://www.tricare.mil/DEERS. Well, that sounds easy…More Later!
For more information regarding DEERS and how and when to update DEERS records, go to http://www.tricare.mil/DEERS.
Well, that sounds easy…More Later!