TriWest Resource Center Provides Online Support to Guard and Reserve
/ Published June 08, 2007
TriWest Healthcare Alliance today announces the launch of an online Guard and Reserve Resource Center, designed specifically for members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Due to their often-times distant proximity to military bases, many Guard and Reservist and their families are not able to access the resources and support networks built into an active duty military community. For that reason, TriWest's Guard and Reserve Resource Center (found on triwest.com) was developed with a virtual library of information for West Region TRICARE beneficiaries serving in the National Guard and Reserve, their families and leadership.
"We understand the unique challenges faced by members of the Guard and Reserve and their families," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. "Just trying to understand how TRICARE works or what to do throughout the stages of mobilization, deployment and reintegration can be challenging, especially if you don't know where to go for answers, or even what questions to ask. "
The portal offers the following resources for members of the Guard and Reserve and their families:
- Streaming video outlining TRICARE benefits for Guard and Reserve members
- Guard and Reserve-specific news and updates, including TRICARE On Point, a quarterly e-newsletter
- Post-deployment support and behavioral health resources for the entire family
- Links to more than 80 support agencies and programs
- Resources for military leadership
"Our nation's citizen warriors have been required to play a crucial role in the nation's defense," McIntyre added. "Creating a convenient resource that's accessible whenever they need it is another way TriWest can support these brave men and women and their families."
TRICARE is the health care program for the military, administered by TriWest Healthcare Alliance throughout its 21-state West Region. For more information about the Guard and Reserve Resource Center or TRICARE benefits, please visit www.triwest.com