TRICARE benefits for National Guard and Reserve service members

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  • Defense Health Agency
TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about benefits available to National Guard and Reserve service members. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

No prior registration is required. Participants are invited to join using the following access link: For audio, dial 1-800-857-9816, pass code 38154.

Access is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited due to system capacity. Participants must avoid sharing personal health information when asking a question. Questions will be answered immediately following the presentation.

National Guard and Reservists experience various stages of activation throughout their military careers. This webinar will discuss those stages and its impact on health care eligibility, as well as programs available to them and their family members. We will also feature a brief presentation from Barbara Wilson, director of Training and Outreach, Office of Warrior Care Policy in honor of Warrior Care Month.

The primary speaker for this event is Brian Smith, policy analyst in the Defense Health Agency. Smith served as a health services management specialist in the U.S. Air Force from 1991 through 1996. He has served as the program manager for all Reserve Component health plans, policies, and benefit programs with the Defense Health Agency for over three years.  He has more than 22 years of experience with the Military Health System. 

For more information about TRICARE for Guard and Reserve members, visit