Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contacts: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu
Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – “TRICARE Reforms in 2018” will be the topic of the Military Families Learning Network, or MFLN, Military Caregiving program’s March 28 webinar.

Mark Ellis, senior health program policy analyst at the TRICARE Policy and Benefits Office of the Defense Health Agency, will discuss significant reforms that have occurred to TRICARE as of Jan. 1.

TRICARE is the Department of Defense health plan for military members and their families, said Rachel Brauner, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program coordinator with the Texas Military Program in College Station.

Monthly webinars are offered through AgriLife Extension’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those unable to leave home for training, said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo.

The one-hour webinar will begin at 11 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required. To join the session or for more information, go to https://learn.extension.org/events/3313.

The webinar will:

– Identify what the Military Health System is and the mission and goals of Defense Health Agency.

– Provide an understanding for the new TRICARE Select health plan.

– Identify TRICARE enrollment reforms.

– Provide an understanding for upcoming TRICARE benefit and coverage reforms.

The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will provide certificates of completion for participants interested in receiving training hours. It also will offer one continuing education credit from the University of Texas School of Social Work.

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