Health Care for U. S. Military Retirees
Live Outside the U. S.Any age: Tricare Standard is the only one you can get outside of the States and it is primary (since Medicare applies only in the States). You pay up front for your medical costs, and then get reimbursed.
Here is information of how we get reimbursed for our medical expenses while living in Ecuador:Since we are outside of the U.S., the only choice in Tricare coverage is Tricare Standard. Medicare doesn't work here, so Tricare Standard is primary. We pay the medical bills and prescription costs ourselves and then submit the claim form to receive reimbursement. The claim form is DD Form 2642 and can be found on the following website: http://www.tricare.mil/Welcome.aspx. You fill it out online, (don't forget to save to your computer if you wish), print the completed form, sign it, attach the backup doctor statements/receipts, and mail to the following address:
P. O. Box 7985
Madison, WI 53707-7985