Issuu on Google+

WEEKLY RESOURCES FOR DEC 23 & 30 2011 Operation Iraq Freedom/New Dawn 130th EN BDE Town Hall FMWR CALENDAR Wet n Wild Season Pass Promotion Outdoor Rec Equipment Price List Family Advocacy Calendar Suspension of Vehicle Decals Army Emergency Relief Updates Financial Peace University Warrior Ohana Medical brochure Tricare Health Matters Job Quest

MELE KALIKIMAKA E HAU’OLI MAKAHIKI HOU 65TH EN BN SAPPERS & FAMILIES! The contents of this binder are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by 65TH EN BN, 8th TSC, USARPAC or the Department of the Army

.


130th Engineer Brigade Family Readiness Town Hall

January 11, 2011 @1800 hrs Schofiled Maing Post Chapel

CHILDCARE DROP-OFF FOR THE TOWN HALL IS FROM @1745-1800 & PICK UP NLT 2015 LYMAN CDC #655-1570 1875 LYMAND RD BLDG 1279

***Must Be Present To Win!


FMWR Calendar 19 / Monday Basketball Court Closure — The basketball court at Martinez Physical Fitness Center, Schofield Barracks, will be closed Dec. 19 so its hardwood floors can be resurfaced. Other areas of the gym will remain open and be available for use. Racquetball courts, weight rooms and the Nautilus room will remain open for use. Call 655-8006. 21 / Wednesday Kids $1.99 Meal — Every Wednesday night, children under 10 can enjoy delicious and healthy food for $1.99 at Kolekole Bar and Grill, Schofield Barracks, or at Mulligan’s Bar and Grill at Fort Shafter. 22 / Thursday Texas Hold ‘em — Test your poker playing skills at Texas Hold ‘em at the Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks, 6 p.m., Dec. 22. Enjoy food and drink specials while playing for prizes. Call 655-9698. 31 / Saturday New Year’s Eve Bash — Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter bowling centers. Reserve lanes by calling Schofield at 655-0573 or Fort Shafter at 438-6733. Leilehua Golf Pro Shop — The golf pro shop’s holiday sale, through Dec. 31, offers 10-50 percent off all merchandise, including sale and clearance items (excludes special orders). Call 655-4653. January 3 / Tuesday Free Hula Classes — Hula classes will resume Jan. 3 at the AMR Community Center and Jan. 9 at Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks. The Native Hawaiian Liaison Office, USAG-HI, welcomes all Soldiers and families to participate in its free hula classes. Beginner classes are 5-6 p.m.; advanced classes are 6-7 p.m. Call 655-9694 or email nhliaison@gmail.com. Classes are held the following days and locations:  

Mondays, Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks. Tuesdays, AMR Community Center.

4 / Wednesday


Texas Hold ‘em — Test your poker skills at Texas Hold ‘em, 6 p.m., Jan. 4, at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Enjoy food and drink specials all while playing for prizes. Call 438-1974. 6 / Friday Right Arm Night — Right Arm Night with food, games and prizes is Jan. 6 at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Call 655-4466. Basketball and Indoor Soccer — Deadline is Jan. 6 to sign up for indoor soccer and men’s and women’s basketball. Indoor soccer dates are Jan. 17-March 16; basketball games are Jan. 17March 30. Call 655-0856.


OU TD OOR RECREA TION EQU IP MEN T CHECKOU T CEN TER SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, BLDG. 556, PHONE 655-0143 MON.-SAT 0830-1730, SUN 1200-1600, HOLIDAYS CLOSED www.mwrarmyhawaii.com/recreation-and-leisure/outdoor-recreation-center

WATER SPORTS Kayak (1 person) Kayak (2 person) Boogie Board Surfboards Soft Top **Surfboards Foam **Stand-up Paddle Boards Infant PFD (20-50 lbs) Child PFD (50-90 lbs) Adult PFD (90lbs +) **John Boats (Reg.+ lic. req) **Fishing Kayaks **Pole/Reel package (**Security Deposit)

DAILY WEEKEND $20 $40 $25 $50 $8 $18 $15 $35 $30 $60 $45 $110 $2.50 $5 $2.50 $5 $2.75 $5 $50 $150 $30 $60 $20 $30

CAMPING

DAILY WEEKEND 48Q Cooler $4 $10 120Q Cooler $6 $14 165Q Cooler $8 $16 5 Gal water Jug $3 $6 Tent (4 person) $12 $29 Stove (Propane) $5 $12 Lantern (Propane) $5 $12 Camp Packages $22 $52 (includes tent, stove, lantern and 48Q cooler)

Weekend Rate: Friday 0830 through Monday 0930

SPORTS EQUIPMENT DAILY WEEKEND

PARTY SUPPLIES

Softball Package Bases (set of 4) Softball Bat Softball (set of 4) Volleyball Package Flag Football Package Ultimate Frisbee Package Tug-Of-War Rope Horseshoes Set Hybrid Bike Bike Keiki Cart Tennis Racquet Misc Ball (VB, SB, BB, FB)

10x10 canopy 10x20 canopy 20x20 canopy 20x40 Canopy Chairs (bundles of 5) 6’ Tables 8’ Tables Dunk Booth **BBQ Trailer Grill **Popcorn Machine **Cotton Candy Machine **Shave Ice Machine

BOUNCE HOUSES Infant (9x12’) Clown Pony Dalmatian Dolphin Dinosaur Slip-n-Slide (water) Keiki Clubhouse Crayonland Slippery Slope Super Splash (seasonal/water)

$26 $4 $2 $3 $10 $15 $6 $5 $5 $12 $10 $3 $3 DAILY $75 $105 $105 $105 $105 $105 $125 $125 $125 $145 $145

$57 $10 $4 $8 $25 $33 $12 $12 $10 $35 $35 $8 $8 DEPOSIT $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40

DAILY ADD. DAYS $18 $10 $30 $15 $43 $20 $55 $23 $3 $2 $6 $3 $7 $3 $80 $40 $65 $25 $42 $15 $42 $15 $42 $15

PARTY PACKAGES PP#1 – Menehune Pack-15% off

COST $86.25

(1) 10x20 canopy, (3) 6’ tables, (15) chairs, (1) 48Q cooler, choice of (1) food machine ($40 deposit required)

PP#2 – Kahuna Pack – 20% off

$243.25

Choice of (1) bounce house, (1) 20x20 canopy, (2) 6’ tables (2) 8’ tables, (25) chairs, (1) 120Q cooler, (1) 48Q cooler choice of (2) food machines ($40 deposit required)

PP#3 – Ali’i Pack – 25% off

$338.50

(1) Bounce house, (1) 20x40 canopy, (3) 6’ tables, (3) 8’ tables, (2) 120Q coolers, (35) chairs, dunk booth, all food machines (cotton candy, popcorn, shave ice) ($40 deposit required)

50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE ITEMS. DEPOSITS ARE FORFEITED IF RESERVATION IS CANCELLED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF SCHEDULED USE. ADDITIONAL DAY RATES ARE FOR PRE-SCHEDULED ADDITIONAL DAYS ONLY. LATE FEES ARE ASSESSED PER THE RESERVATION AGREEMENT. (APPENDIX H) ALL ITEMS WILL BE INSPECTED AT ISSUE AND RETURN. $10 CLEANING FEE WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ALL ITEMS RETURNED DIRTY (OR DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED). JOHN BOATS REQUIRE AN OPERATOR’S CERTIFICATE. ALL TRAILERS (BOATS, DUNK BOOTHS, BBQ TRAILERS) REQUIRE 2” BALL HITCH. Revised 04/01/11

All previous editions obsolete


January 2012 Family Advocacy Program Classes Sun

Mon

1

2

8

9

Back to15 school can be

16

hard on families after the winter break. Children experience

Tue 3

10

NewBorn Care Session 1 0900-1100 Kalakaua CC

17

NewBorn Care Session 2 0900-1100 Kalakaua CC

Wed 4

Stroller

11

12 Infant Massage

Conflict Resolution 1300-1430 Ft. Shafter ACS

0900-1100 Kalakaua CC Mommy & Me Stroller

Autism Support group 1815-1930 Schofield ACS

Potty Training 0900-1030 ACS Bldg 647, Schofield

29

23

30

24

Breastfeeding Basics 0900-1100 Kalakaua CC

Fri 6

Sat 7

0930-1030 Kalakaua CC

Autism Support Group 1815-1930 Ft Shafter Aloha Ctr ACS

13

14

0930-1030 Kalakaua CC

Being a Parent Again After Deployment 1300-1430 Ft. Shafter Aloha Ctr ACS

Boot Camp for New Dads 0900-1230 ACS, Bldg 647 Lewis St, SB

18Autism Group

19

20

0930-1030 Kalakaua CC

1500-1600 Schofield ACS

Being a Parent Again After Deployment 1300-1430 ACS Bldg 647 Schofield EFMP Swim 1400-1700 Richardson pool Schofield

21

1815-1930 Schofield ACS

26

27

28

Mommy & Me Stroller Share Support Group 1130-1300 Ft. Shafter Aloha Ctr ACS Anger Awareness

help them understand

22

5Mommy & Me

Down Syndrome Support group 1815-1930 Schofield Main Chapel

stress just like adults— what they are feeling.

Thu

25

Share Walking Group 1030-1130 Start at Kalakaua Park, Kolejole Ave, Schofield

Mommy & Me Stroller 0930-1030 Kalakaua CC

Conflict Resolution 0900-1030 ACS, Bldg 647, Schofield

EFMP Swim 1400-1700 Tripler Swimming Pool

After all the hustle 31 and bustle of the holidays this time of year can be a let down for some. Remember to slow down, relax with friends and treat YOURSELF!

For a full listing of classes offered at ACS, please visit our website at www.mwrarmyhawaii.com .


Class Descriptions: Anger Awareness: Would you like to be able to control your temper better? Wish you didn't yell so much? We can help! In our 1 hour interactive class you can learn useful techniques to cope with feelings of anger and keep that temper under control. Call Ernest at 655-0613 or Ginny at 655-0669 for more information. Autism Support Group: Support group for Soldiers and Family members with an Autistic member of their family. Please call EFMP staff at 655-4777. Being a Parent Again After Deployment: Reuniting with your child after deployment is so exciting! Sometimes parenting that child again isn’t so much fun. Come discuss ways to make the transition back to 2 parents easier for everyone. Groups discussion is encouraged as well as both parents attending. Call Ernest with questions or to register at 655-0613 or Ginny at 655-0669. Breastfeeding Basics: class was held to teach and provide the basic skills for the first time moms to build self-confidence in their ability to breastfeed successfully. Class was taught by NPSP’s nurses/Lactation Counselor. Please call Margaret with any questions at 655-0662. Boot Camp for New Dads: This interactive (Yes – you will be learning with REAL babies) workshop offers hands on training for new dads to become confident and effective parents. Our veteran dads and their precious little ones will lend a hand in this relaxed learning atmosphere. Come out and know what to do from day one! For more information please call Ernest at 655-0613 or Ginny at 655-0669. Conflict Resolution for Your Daily Life: During this interactive workshop participants will learn how to recognize the signs of conflict in their lives. We will talk about communication, healthy versus unhealthy relationships and how to resolve your unresolved issues. Participants are asked to bring specific incidents and/or questions to class for the group to work on. For more information please call Ernest at 655-0613 or Ginny 655-0669. Down Syndrome Support Group: Support group that focuses on EFM with Down Syndrome. Please call EFMP staff at 655-4777. EFMP Sponsored Swim Events:: This is a free activity for special needs Families, the whole family can attend, not just the EFMP member. EFMP enrollment and event sign-up are required. Please call 655-4777 for details. Mommy & Me Stroller: is a group of mothers and babies who come together to spend valuable time and interact with others. Mothers love stroller fitness groups because they are healthy, convenient and socially rewarding. Come and enjoy others who share the same interest. Call 655-4787 for more details. Newborn Care I and II: Taking care of a newborn for the first time can be scary. From holding, to diapering, to bathing come learn the basics of newborn care. Please call Margaret at 655-0662 with any questions. Potty Training Your Toddler: Learn what to expect when potty training your little one. Discover basic tips to reaching this milestone while understanding the uniqueness in each child’s growth and development. Please call Fiona for more information or to register at 655-1866 or Ginny at 655-0669. SHARE Support Group: The SHARE group will provide Families with an opportunity to share experiences, gather new information and become more knowledgeable about Community resources. Please call Leonard at 655-4777 for more information. SHARE Walking Group: Stay active by joining our SHARE Walking Group. This will be an opportunity to SHARE resources with other EFM families. For more information please call 655-4777.

2091 Kolekole Ave Schofield Barracks Ph: 808-655-4227 Fax: 808-655-1654 Ft. Shafter, Aloha Center, Bldg. 330, Rm. 111 Ph: 808-438-9285

ACS Training Center Schofield Barracks

Bldg 647 Phone: 808655-0669


THIS IS A COMMUNITY BULLETIN SUBJECT:

Suspension of the Department of Defense (DoD) Decal Requirement for US Army Installations (Update)

Effective 16, January 2012, USAG-HI will no longer issue of DoD Decals for Privately Owned Vehicles (POV). As a result, the DoD Decal will not be required for access to our installations. Instead, the CAC card and other approved identification will be the single source used to allow access through any Army installation Access Control Point (ACP). Until then current requirements will remain in effect.

Until 16 JAN 12, current decal requirements will remain in effect. Decals do not need to be removed from POVs if they have not expired. Once a decal expires you will be required to return it to either the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshal Office (PMO) or the Fort Shafter PMO. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, have been notified of the Army's upcoming policy. These commands have been asked to honor CAC cards. It will be the responsibility of each Soldier, Family member, Civilian employee and their Commands to ensure that all privately owned vehicles comply with Hawaii State Law and are properly registered; vehicle owners have current valid insurance and the required state safety sticker. The Security Branch will continue to maintain and issue rank emblem decals for GO and Nominative CSM. Those decals will be issued at the installation Pass Offices located at the Solider Assistance Center, 655-1620, and Fort Shafter Flats, 438-0982. Rank emblem decals for the rank of COL, CW5, SGM and CSM will also be issued until stocks of those decals have been depleted. After 16 January 2012, weapons registration will be done at the Provost Marshal Office IAW Policy Memorandum Installation-1, Discipline, Law, and Order. For more information, contact Mr. Fred Makinney, DES Operations at 656-6750 USAG-HI Installation Operation Center DSN: 315-456-3272 Commercial: 808-656-3272 E-Mail: ioc@hawaii.army.mil


Updates to Army Emergency Relief (AER) Categories of Assistance Four new categories of authorized AER assistance were approved for implementation on 1 January 2011. Dental Care for Family Members: Limited AER assistance may be provided for dental care of Family members. Furniture: AER funds may be provided to obtain essential and economical furniture, such as bedding, sofa, kitchen table, and crib for Soldiers establishing an initial household. Replacement of essential furniture is also authorized when request is based upon loss of furniture resulting from a natural disaster. Rental Vehicles: AER funds may be provided to obtain rental vehicles for Soldiers on emergency leave or awaiting major repairs of a primary vehicle. Rental period will generally be between 7-10 days. Replacement Vehicles: When the cost of repairing a privately owned vehicle is greater than the value of the vehicle, limited AER funds may be provided for a down payment to obtain a more reliable vehicle. Army Emergency Relief (AER) Scholarship applications for Spouse Education Assistance Program and Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for dependent children are available on www.aerhq.org. The application is available 1 December 2011 – 2 April 2012 for Academic Year 2012-2013. For further information, please contact Jackie Torres, 655-7132.


In Financial Peace University, the average family eliminates $5,300 in debt while saving $2,700 During This Life-Changing Class, You Will Learn How To: Get Control of Your Money Stop Struggling To Make Ends Meet Tell Your Money What to Do Change your Family’s Future Registration opens online December 1, 2011 Register no later than January 6, 2012 Location: Schofield Barracks ACS, Bldg 2091 Classroom 2 Class Start: January 11 – April 4, 2012 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Duration: 13 Weeks on Wednesdays Childcare: Provided by Chaplain Program contact 655-8628 to register and reserve space for childcare (Ask for Chaplain Family Night Childcare, if you plan to use the child care let us know) Register for class by going to www.daveramsey.com/military, click on class, find a class, enter zip code or search Hawaii, scroll to Schofield Barracks and click register. Contact 655-4227 for more information

Please visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com for more information and to register for classes.


'cJg)d)* 'i=6.=a (DBr= :b!=gt9 !.sy

lrl

a lt.

a F o- ;-1.9 .'': gE Eg FEEqE ;

*i

cdJ. tJt

:

6

\

a'5'

oj:'=

.!2.!-

e =- 3:EXs E.s' H5="eg"E= 6> et : 3u

U

Er' cL"

ITI

rc =6 =E"e!-i -iE -cc g=:' p= t E: fi s E E 3 E fi

tsi

z

a 9F a;

fiEiSAEgFESEFE .=^ A*-lClcOsf,()(oF.-

:o (Oo() =(osl 5o; or P

sd

o

=N,

i't

t

9b

--

;:e ct(fJ

(o

PN (/)(c)

=

s3 bo!

rg ;.1

tt q)

i:'

C.i (oC)

aa

3 'Ea

9g O

ao

d

3E9a F54E f

'6 = 6

,tN

6"1

--LU

P)'i

bs

;3

.A

H -SP 9-Ei P€ S3 .g xo"^ gi,t 6j c) 6<i

f

a

t{

HleB E c !rq)

ro !-9

o o o

c.l

J

(l)

o J

o.J

-E'

N $

lr)

co

99-$

-r6^ #-.^C0 c (E:/i^ o.:loco

Eg EF$I

o0r::\ ^-Pv

SX

if

!>€r (o P o+ oEJ?to E5;3 9:6=f LALU

9r--@ -r.YO^ vJ=z^

stglfEggi$EFiggE$

Pg16

osP oio

EEf;EEgE;gsqEE oEss:H

3868:e

^E

;'=

s€EiE:HIXgE:E

gF:I;E€EEfiE=EE

rsE:,:'-gg;=rEe

F+lJ =o!P ('

(D

-h-Eb0 :J()c = >=;

P iEE: (g e c ,q ;;r E^,:ts tritoo S .9 : :b t

E

iSEe b ss (o (o co

!J =

FEfpg;E-€E='e3E€

C

HE."s -U 3 5- s Z S 56 = iaa;E S g

{i *

et:EEeEiiEaEag

o -

Ebs=A)

=

L

L

Hniq U

/\

6=5ie uJd:/)E

t-

t-

l.-

l.(o

H

m

6

b B (o t'

o, o o) 6, o)

f.(o

o,


I S S U E 7 : 2 0 11

A P U B L I C AT I O N F O R T R I C A R E ® B E N E F I C I A R I E S

New milConnect Portal Offers Access to Benefit Information and More

A

ctive duty service members (ADSMs), retirees and eligible family members can now use the milConnect portal to access health care eligibility and personnel information, uniformed services identification cards and information on other benefits, including Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI). Available online at http://milconnect.dmdc.mil, milConnect is replacing Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC’s) previous online portal, mydodbenefits. You can log on to milConnect’s secure site using a Common Access Card (CAC), Defense Finance and Accounting Services user name and password or Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS Logon). You may visit a TRICARE Service Center or a Veterans Affairs Regional Office to complete the required in-person proofing process to request a DS Logon. Go to “Frequently Asked Questions” at www.dmdc.osd.mil/dsaccess for more details. If you need a new uniformed services identification (ID) card, you can visit an ID-issuing facility and request a DS Logon at the same time. Once you have logged on to the site, you can:

• Transfer your Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (see “Education” drop list) • View your medical, dental and pharmacy coverage

Some Notices Are Now Sent by E-mail Under the milConnect portal, certain kinds of mailed correspondence are being replaced with e-mail notifications and online correspondence for ADSMs. E-mail notifications will be sent to ADSMs for the following products: • TRICARE Enrollment Cards and Welcome Letter • Change of Primary Care Manager Letter • Child Turning 21 Letter • Child Turning 23 Letter E-mail notifications will only be sent to the work e-mail assigned to the ADSM’s CAC. If there is no CAC e-mail or the CAC e-mail is invalid, the letters will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. n

• Update your contact information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) • Print proof of insurance, if enrolled in TRICARE Prime

TRICARE Allows Network Pharmacies to Administer Covered Vaccines

T

RICARE is expanding the number of preventive vaccines covered at retail network pharmacies. Until now, the majority of vaccines were only covered when obtained through a physician’s office. TRICARE covers age-appropriate vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the high-demand shingles vaccine Zostavax. Since late 2009, …continued on page 2

Inside This Issue ... • Did You Know? TRICARE’s Parent Review Program E-mails Pregnancy Tips • TRICARE Pharmacy Program Releases New Mobile App • TriWest Brings TRICARE Tools to Your Smartphone • Human Papillomavirus Can Cause Cancer • TRICARE Pharmacy Program Copayments

An Important Note about TRICARE Program Information: At the time of printing, this information is current. It is important to remember that TRICARE policies and benefits are governed by public law and federal regulations. Changes to TRICARE programs are continually made as public law and/or federal regulations are amended. Military treatment facility guidelines and policies may be different than those outlined in this publication. For the most recent information, contact your TRICARE regional contractor, TRICARE Service Center, or local military treatment facility.


TRICARE Allows Network Pharmacies to Administer Covered Vaccines …continued from page 1

TRICARE has covered seasonal flu, H1N1 flu and pneumococcal vaccines at retail pharmacies with nearly 300,000 vaccines administered to date. The expanded program covers immunizations for measles, mumps, shingles and many other preventable diseases. The next time you need a vaccination, keep the following things in mind if you would like to visit a network pharmacy: • Although all 50 states authorize pharmacists to administer vaccines, state laws vary on which vaccines may be administered in retail pharmacies. You should contact your pharmacist for more information. • There is no copayment for covered vaccines administered at a participating network pharmacy.

• Approximately 50,000 retail pharmacies nationwide will be able to administer covered vaccines using Express Scripts, Inc.’s (Express Scripts’) commercial vaccine network. • The shingles vaccine Zostavax, anticipated to be in high demand through retail pharmacies, is currently in low supply and on back order from the supplier. The vaccine is covered for beneficiaries age 60 and older. If you would like to receive this vaccine, please check with your pharmacy to ask if it is in stock. For more information, including a network pharmacy directory and a complete list of vaccinations that are now covered at pharmacies, please visit www.tricare.mil/vaccines or call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303. n

Did You Know? TRICARE’s Parent Review Program E-mails Pregnancy Tips

T

RICARE’s Parent Review Program offers weekly e-mails to expectant and new parents who receive care at select military treatment facilities (MTFs) and civilian practices. Beginning in the seventh week of pregnancy, the Parent Review Program e-mails you tips, questions and answers, information about infant development, parenting news and recent research. The e-mails are customized to your stage of pregnancy or your

baby’s age and may include information from the MTF where your obstetric or pediatric care is provided. The e-mails will continue to provide helpful parenting information to you until your child reaches age 3. Visit www.tricare.mil/baby to sign up and begin receiving Parent Review Program e-mails. n

TRICARE Pharmacy Program Releases New Mobile App

E

xpress Scripts, Inc. (Express Scripts) has launched a mobile pharmacy app called Express Rx as well as a mobileoptimized website. These tools allow TRICARE beneficiaries to manage prescriptions and access important health information safely and securely from anywhere using a smartphone. The Express Rx mobile app and mobile-optimized website will allow you to register for TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and switch current prescriptions over to home delivery. You can also order home delivery refills and check your order status. With another feature, you can look up information on your current prescriptions. On GPS-enabled smartphones, the app can direct you to the closest retail network pharmacy.

the member portal before logging on to the Express Rx app or mobile-optimized site. Once registered, the same user name and password allow access to the Express Rx mobile app and mobile-optimized website. Smartphone users can download the app for free by going to www.express-scripts.com/mobile or by using services like the Apple App Store or Android Market. The mobileoptimized pharmacy website can be accessed by visiting http://m.esrx.com. For more information about TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy. To learn about home delivery, go to www.tricare.mil/homedelivery. n

To ensure security and data protection, you must visit www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE and register through 2

www.triwest.com

Issue 7: 2011


TriWest Brings TRICARE Tools to Your Smartphone

Y

our smartphone now puts information at your fingertips with TriWest Healthcare Alliance’s (TriWest’s) mobile account tools.

TriWest Mobile App Get answers to your general TRICARE questions when you are relaxing at home, standing in line or waiting at the doctor’s office. You can download the TriWest mobile app (www.triwest.com/gomobile) for iPhone, iPad or Android. You will have easy access to information such as:

Text QuickAlerts If you prefer text over e-mail, TriWest offers text QuickAlert notifications. When you choose to receive QuickAlerts you are notified as soon as your referral, authorization or claim is processed or if a fee is due. You choose which types of notifications you want to receive.

• Deployment-related health care checklists

When your text arrives, if you have an Internet connection, the link allows you to log on and see your account. When you get a text that your specialty care was authorized, you can view the referral information, contact your provider and make your appointment. No need to wait until you can get to your computer.

• Emergency and urgent care guidelines

Next Steps

• Steps to take after a life-changing event

• You need a current www.triwest.com account to select text QuickAlerts and to log on to the mobile site. The same logon information is used for both the full site and the mobile site.

• Preventive care schedules

TriWest Mobile Website TriWest’s mobile website offers another way to take care of health care business when you are away from your computer. Formatted to fit your phone, m.triwest.com lets you log on to your secure www.triwest.com account to view:

• You must be logged on to the site to change your communication preferences and select text QuickAlerts.

• Claims

• Text QuickAlerts are only available on participating carriers. Standard text messaging rates apply, based on your cell phone service.

• Fees or premiums due (and make a one-time payment)

Visiting www.triwest.com/gomobile for more information. n

• Specialty care referrals and authorizations

Human Papillomavirus Can Cause Cancer

W

oman can develop cervical cancer because of human papillomavirus (HPV), but there is a vaccine to prevent it. You may have heard about HPV before, but how does it actually cause cancer? HPV can cause some cells in the cervix to change.1 Most HPV infections clear up, but in some cases, they do not. When an infection does not clear up, the HPV-infected cells can become pre-cancerous. If they are not found early enough, the infected cells can turn into invasive cancer of the cervix. It is important to get regular Pap smears, which can detect HPV infection in its early, treatable stages.

girls as young as age 9.2 TRICARE covers all vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. • Get regular Pap smears—this is the best way to detect pre-cancerous cells before they develop into cancer. TRICARE covers Pap smears under its clinical preventive services benefit, so you will not have to pay anything out of pocket for this screening. More information about cervical cancer prevention is available at www.triwest.com/prevention. n 1. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV 2. www.cdc.gov/hpv

How to prevent HPV: • Get vaccinated—girls and women ages 11–26 years old should receive the HPV vaccination, but it can be given to

Issue 7: 2011

1-888-TRIWEST

3


TRICARE Generous coverage Superior health care

TriWest Healthcare Alliance P.O. Box 42049 Phoenix, AZ 85080

Decisions are health driven, not insurance driven High satisfaction with care Low out-of-pocket costs Easy access

â&#x20AC;&#x153;TRICAREâ&#x20AC;? is a registered trademark of the TRICARE Management Activity. All rights reserved.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program Copayments As of Oct. 1, 2011, beneficiaries using TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery can fill generic prescriptions at no cost. The table below lists pharmacy costs. n Formulary Drugs Type of Pharmacy

Generic (Tier 1)

Brand Name (Tier 2)

Non-Formulary Drugs (Tier 3)

Military Treatment Facility (up to a 90-day supply)

$0

$0

Not Applicable2

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery (up to a 90-day supply)

$0

$9

$251

Retail Network Pharmacy (up to a 30-day supply)

$5

$12

$251

Non-Network Pharmacy (up to a 30-day supply)

TRICARE Prime options: 50% copayment applies after point-ofservice (POS) deductible is met

1

TRICARE Prime options: 50% copayment applies after POS deductible is met

NE347BEW10112

1. Not available to active duty service members without medical-necessity approval, in which case, the copayment is $0. 2. Not available without medical-necessity approval.

4

Issue 7: 2011



WEEKLY BINDER DEC 23 & 30th