TRICARE PSA Look-Up Tool

Feb 28 2013

computermouse_webThe TRICARE Management Activity just announced its web based TRICARE Prime Service Area (PSA) look-up tool. This tool allows beneficiaries to check if they are part of the 170,000 in an affected area.

Visit the TRICARE site at www.tricare.mil/psa for the latest information.

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4 Responses to “TRICARE PSA Look-Up Tool”

  1. Charles Duckworthon 02 Mar 2013 at 10:17 am

    Unable to load TRICARE Prime Service Area lookup tool in order to determine if my zip code (30269) will be affected by the scheduled 170,000 Prime cuts. Please advise.

  2. Nickon 03 Mar 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Couldn’t they find a better acronym? PSA = prostate specific antigen.

  3. Health Care Happenings Adminon 04 Mar 2013 at 9:14 am

    Dear Col Duckworth,
    When entering your zip code (30269) into the field for the Zip Code Search Tool, we get the following message:

    You have entered a ZIP code for an area where TRICARE Prime will continue to be available. You will not be required to make any changes to your enrollment if you are enrolled with a primary care manager (PCM) located inside the Prime Service Area (PSA). If your PCM is located outside the PSA, TRICARE will notify you and provide assistance with selecting a new PCM.

    If you move, you can transfer your enrollment if your new residence is in an area where TRICARE Prime is offered.

    *ZIP code listings are regularly updated. Check back frequently for the latest information.

    The page doesn’t take you somewhere else for this information, it just replaces the text beneath the field where you enter your zip code, so it’s a little hard to tell it’s there.

  4. Another Losing Tricare Primeon 16 Mar 2013 at 11:46 am

    Unfortunately, after “looking up” our zip-codes, thousands of us receive this response:

    You have entered a ZIP code for an area where TRICARE Prime will no longer be offered beginning on October 1, 2013. TRICARE will be sending you a letter to explain your options.

    How did DOD sneak this under the radar the past few years? Many under-65 retirees/families have planned their health-care choices, jobs, careers, and geographic home locations, etc based on their ability to have Tricare Prime. Some- like myself- are single-parents, at home with a special needs child. Being forced to enroll in Tricare Standard can increase out-of-pocket costs dramatically. Other retirees may have the option to “waive drive times” and remain in Prime, yet the “family doctor” is now 30-50 miles away…

    It is sad that the effect upon 170,000 retirees has apparently not been significant enough for anyone to have challenged, or tried to change… so DOD keeps “chipping away” at benefits and programs.