S.3846 - Extended TRICARE Coverage for Military Families Now Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 09/27/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||09/27/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3846 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/27/2010)
Extended TRICARE Coverage for Military Families Now Act - Prohibits terminating the eligibility of an individual who qualifies for treatment as a dependent under TRICARE (a Department of Defense [DOD] managed care program) solely by reason of exceeding the age limit of 21 years, or 23 years if enrolled in a full-time course of study at an approved institution of higher learning and is, or was at the time of the member's or former member's death, in fact dependent on the member or former member for over one-half of the child's support. Requires the continuation of such coverage for the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on the earlier of September 30, 2011, or the effective date of the extension of dependent coverage under TRICARE to individuals up to the age of 26.
Provides for the reenrollment of individuals whose eligibility ceased during the period beginning on June 1, 2010, and ending on the date of enactment of this Act by reason of exceeding such age limit.