TRICARE Website: Easier to Use
On July 24, TRICARE.mil unveiled a new website design to give TRICARE’s 9.6 million beneficiaries clear and easy access to benefit information. Users now have more ways to browse our site. We’ve added easier navigation, a login button for quicker access to our partner’s secure services, and a section on the homepage dedicated to life-changing events. We’ve also streamlined and reorganized our content so users can find what they’re looking for in the way they’re expecting.
We’re listening to our beneficiaries. Our new design is the result of an ongoing review about what beneficiaries are looking for when they visit TRICARE.mil. We are using satisfaction surveys, analytics, and user feedback to highlight key information. We are also closely monitoring our most visited pages and our most frequent search terms on TRICARE.mil. Some of the most popular things that beneficiaries look for include:
What plan can I use?
How do I find a doctor?
How much will I pay?
We paired these findings with an extensive review of 34 government and private sector health insurance plan websites. This allowed us to apply common industry practices of website navigation, organization, content, naming convention, and readability.
TRICARE.mil is a powerful educational tool for beneficiaries to learn about their health benefits and stay updated on the latest changes. Visit TRICARE Website to see the new design and explore the TRICARE benefit.
VVA supports S.2738, Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 introduced by Senatora Jerry Moran-KS and Richard Blumenthal-CT
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
Sen. Jerry Moran Joins With Senator Blumenthal To Introduce Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014
Commission to Hold Hearing in Fayetteville, NC
The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) will conduct a town hall meeting on the evening of Wednesday, June 25 2014 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Commission requests participation from anyone who resides in the general vicinity of Fayetteville. The Commissioners will hear testimony from witnesses on matters surrounding the programs that compensate the members of our Unformed Services and that therefore support the long-term health of the All-Volunteer Force.
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
VA Opening Burn Pit Registry
VA Press Release
The VA is committed to caring for the needs of Veterans who have lung and other health conditions possibly related to their deployment to the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry <http://naus.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT00MTAyMjMyJnA9MSZ1PTEwMDAwODA4MjAmbGk9MjM0NDM5Mzc/index.html> will enable VA to better assess the health of veterans exposed to burn pits and other airborne hazards.
Families still feeling effects of Agent Orange
Tony Musolino (from left), Mack Mitchell and Rossi Nance take part in a planning meeting for an upcoming town hall meeting about the effects of Agent Orange at the Vietnam Veterans of America offices in Wilmington on Tuesday. The town hall meeting is scheduled for June 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 5102 Oleander Drive in Wilmington.
Vietnam Veterans of America Responds to Sen. Burr Open Letter to America's Veterans
May 27, 2014
The Honorable Richard Burr
825 A Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Burr:
On behalf of the membership of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), we write to express our astonishment at your insulting remarks about the testimony and staff of VSOs in your May 23 “Open Letter to America’s Veterans.” Clearly you were neither present, nor listening when you were present, to our testimony and that of our colleagues, none of whom defended “the status quo within the VA,” or spoke to “protecting our relationships within the agency and securing access to the Secretary and his inner circle.”
And similarly, for you to state that VSO executive staff “ignored the constant VA problems expressed by their members and is more interested in their own livelihoods and Washington connections…,” is blatantly false and, in reality, is perhaps more reflective of your lack of knowledge of the character, integrity, and honor of these fine people who serve their membership. The VVA staff is known for their candor and bluntness when discussing problems with health care and other vitally needed veteran services, either with VA officials or with Members or Senators in the Congress.