An Alert For Tricare Prime UsersPosted: Updated:
There's an alert for people who use Tricare Prime, the health insurance for members of the military and retirees.
About 4,000 Tricare Prime users in what used to be called the "north region" will have to make a one time payment this month to cover the cost of their insurance.
That's because of a big merger in which Tricare North and South are now becoming Tricare East.
People who were having their insurance paid for by what's called "allotment" aren't having the January deduction made automatically.
So you'll be notified by letter if you're affected.
The people handling Tricare East say no one will lose their coverage as the result of the problem.
Regular deductions will start again in February. Our information comes from The Military Times, which is reporting the story this week.
This doesn't affect active duty soldiers.