The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) acts as an interface between the active duty and retired communities. It keep retirees and their loved ones informed on matters related to their military status. It provides important information and vital services on issues regarding TRICARE, military ID cards, Survivor benefits, Death Reporting and much more.
The RAO also maintains a list of phone numbers, websites and e-mail addresses to assist retirees in their military affiliated endeavors.
Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at Home Delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.
The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires TRICARE to change its prescription copays. All drugs at military pharmacies, and generic drugs through Home Delivery, are still available at no cost to beneficiaries. Copays for brand name drugs through Home Delivery increase from $16 to $20, for up to a 90-day supply. At retail pharmacies, generic drug copays go from $8 to $10, and brand name drug copays go from $20 to $24 dollars, for up to a 30-day supply. Copays for non-formulary drugs and for drugs at non-network pharmacies will also change.
Beneficiaries can save up to $208 in 2016 for each brand name prescription drug they switch from retail pharmacy to Home Delivery. Home Delivery offers safe and convenient delivery of your prescription drugs right to your mailbox.
To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copays, learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy benefit, or move your prescription to Home Delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy.
ID CARD online Appointments now available
Fairchild AFB now has an online Appointment Scheduler available for renewing ID cards. Click here for more details.
The Patient's Role in Patient Care
When it comes to health care, many perceive doctors as having the final word when it comes to managing their patients' care. Although doctors and other health professionals play a major role, each individual is ultimately responsible for getting the care they need. Read more at: TRICARE Patient Care
Annual Retiree Appreciation Day
The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) at Fairchild Air Force Base hosts a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) every year. All retirees and their families are encouraged to attend. The event usually includes a briefing by the Base Commander or his representative. Personnel from the 92d Medical Group, Base Exchange, Commissary, Veterans Administration, Eastern Washington Veterans Cemetery and others will be there with information about their programs. They also can answer questions and provide assistance with any problems you may have. Also blood pressure checks and mammograms are usually available.
For information about the next RAD call (509) 247-5359 Monday thru Friday from 1000 to 1400