The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a free 60-minute professional development webinar, TRICARE Benefits in 2020 and Beyond, on Jan. 29.
This and other webinars are offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those unable to leave home for training, said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo.
The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to anyone interested, but registration is required. To join the session or for more information, go to https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/56509/.
TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed services members, retirees and their families around the world. It provides coverage to all beneficiaries, including health plans, special programs, prescriptions and dental plans.
The webinar will include updates from the Defense Health Agency on TRICARE in 2020 and its impact on beneficiaries, said Rachel Brauner, program coordinator with the agency’s Texas Military Program in College Station.
Capt. Edward Simmer, who currently serves as the chief clinical officer for the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency, will be presenting. He will provide program updates for military helping professionals, with specific focus on purchased care benefits and improvements to the next generation of TRICARE managed care support contracts, which may include a variety of health plan options for TRICARE beneficiaries.
The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will provide certificates of completion for participants interested in receiving training hours and one continuing education credit from the University of Texas School of Social Work.