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TriCare health benefits for retired military veterans

Posted at 9:13 AM on February 22, 2010 (0 Comments)
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From Sharon Simpson, Walker, MN
Husband retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Machinist Mate (E-9). During his military career he served aboard five ships, was attached to Base Police in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, served as a Navy Recruiter in Duluth, and managed recruit barracks in the Great Lakes.

Please ask for information on 'TriCare' health benefits. My husband is a 20 year Navy vet. He then worked for Cass County before retiring at 65.

We were frantic trying to find money in our budget to purchase supplemental health insurance (to go with Medicare).

A friend just happened to mention TriCare. We checked into it and were able to enroll (thankfully!).

When we were filling out paper work at the nearest military base (Camp Ripley) I told the clerk that we found out about it by accident. She replied, "People tell me that. Apparently it's the best kept secret in the military!"

This 'secret' has saved us!!!

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