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I am enrolled in a health benefit program through my federal retirement. I also have TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS) as my secondary insurance. Do both these coverages drop when I become eligible for Medicare?

En español | Check with your federal health benefits administrator and TRICARE to find out whether that coverage changes when you become eligible for Medicare, and how their benefits will be coordinated with Medicare.


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