Granted that this is "second-hand" information, but from a reliable
Bottom line is that, we retirees living in the Philippines,
can be seen and treated at the Guam
100% free of charge. Your retiree ID card is all that is required
to start the process.
There are a small number of "Tests" that Guam
does not perform and will refer patients to local Guam
medical facilities if required. Retirees from the Philippines,
who are referred to local Guam medical
facilities for these specific test will be covered
under Tricare Standard. Even
then, you will Not be required to pay the full charges for any test
performed by local Guam medical facilities and then apply for 75% reimbursement
as is the practice here in the Philippines. Retirees
under Tricare Standard, utilizing local Guam medical facilities will pay a one time 150.00
dollar deductible then 25 percent of the remaining charges. The
facility will file a claim for the remaining 75 percent.
Retirees who fall under Medicare / Tricare for
Life, have the same privileges as the above Tricare
Standard practices as long as they have Medicare Part B.
Summarized again. The Guam
will treat US Military Retirees at no charge to the Retiree.
Currently, United Airlines offers round trip economy class tickets
Manila-Guam-Manila for roughly 470.00 U.S. Dollars. Retirees can
utilize the Navy Transit Barracks on a Space "A" status, however
recommended stay is: "Days Inn," which is Government TLA Approved.
"Days Inn" has a package deal, Room and Rental Car for 110.00
dollars per day. Can anyone say Space "A" if it's not an
Below is the link to Guam
web site. Information and phone numbers.
Attached is a short summary of Tricare benefits
provided by the Guam