ROA was interviewed July 16 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on a congressionally mandated study analyzing TRICARE Reserve Select’s (TRS) acceptance in the Guard and Reserve community.
CAPT Marshall Hanson, ROA legislative director spent 40 minutes talking with two GAO representative on how to improve the program. He pointed out that while www.TRICARE.mil provides a lot of information about the various health care programs, Selected Reservists have to seek out the information. Information about TRS isn’t necessarily being disseminated on the drill floor, so many Guard and Reserve members are unaware of their benefits and how to get their doctors to accept TRICARE. CAPT Hanson also brought up how TRICARE for Gray Area Retirees is not being implemented in a timely fashion.