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21st Medical Group enrollment policy update

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 21st Medical Group at Peterson Air Force Base has opened enrollment to all new retired military members and retired family members under 65 years of age.

Military Treatment Facilities in Colorado Springs have enacted mandatory enrollment to an MTF within the Colorado Springs Military Health System for all TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. Non-active-duty members may enroll to any MTF in Colorado Springs to include; the United States Air Force Academy Clinic (currently closed to all new retirees), Peterson AFB Clinic, Schriever AFB Clinic, Evans Army Community Hospital, Mountain Post Medical Home Clinic and Premier Medical Home Clinic.

All non-active duty members have the option of TRICARE Standard, a fee-for-service option where the beneficiary pays more for the freedom to choose from a larger provider pool without having to get a prior authorization for most TRICARE-covered medical services. Under TRICARE Standard, eligible beneficiaries have the freedom to choose any TRICARE-authorized provider for TRICARE-covered services. TRICARE Standard is available worldwide. Please know that the rate for TRICARE Standard includes a deductible of $150.00 for an individual and $300.00 for a family. Once the deductible is met, beneficiary is responsible for 20% of the TRICARE allowable charge.

TRICARE Plus is a Primary Care Program offered at some Military Treatment Facilities for Medicare/TRICARE for Life eligible enrollees. At this time, the 21st Medical Group is currently closed for TRICARE Plus enrollment. If you are a 21st Medical Group enrolled retiree or retiree family member and you are approaching the age of 65, we encourage you to locate a Medicare provider at least three months prior to your 65th birthday. Once you reach the age of 65, you become eligible for Medicare and TRICARE for Life.

To locate a Medicare Provider go to: https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/search.html

Contact the Peterson Clinic Beneficiary Counselor and Assistance Coordinator at (719) 556-1016 with any questions about TRICARE benefits.

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