The partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018, affected allotments used by some Tricare patients to pay enrollment fees and dental premiums. Tricare is not able to process these payments made through the U.S. Coast Guard pay center. However, Tricare will continue to cover patients. You do not need to take action at this time. This affects Tricare health plans and Tricare Dental Program allotments made on or after Jan. 1, 2019 by: (1) retirees of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, and commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency; and (2) their family members, survivors, and eligible former spouses. For information on how the shutdown affects dental and vision allotment payments, visit the FEDVIP website.
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