The web issue will not be fixed by the end of open season on Dec. 9. The other two options are to enroll by phone or mail.
TRICARE enrollees will have an opportunity to change their plans from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.
The launch adds four new bases to the embattled GENESIS electronic health record system.
The military is thinking about cutting 18,000 medical billets and contractors may help make up the difference.
The military is already starting to downsize its uniformed medical cadre, but there is no clear plan to replace the 18,000 positions it’s eliminating with civilian providers.
Military spouses with new jobs or patients who want a second opinion may have a tough time getting different care once they pick a heathcare plan.
TRICARE beneficiaries will be able to choose from two different plans.
2019 Defense bill strengthens role of Defense Health Agency, but omits Senate language that would have completely eliminated the military services’ own medical commands.
Justification documents published by the Pentagon Tuesday increase the ceiling value of the MHS Genesis contract to $5.5 billion.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it will begin deployment of a new electronic health record at three sites in the Pacific Northwest in October, and the system will be implemented at those sites by March 2020.