August 25 2017

In this issue:
Future of Arlington Cemetery Survey
TRICARE Pharmacy Delivery Program Changes
Public Survey on the Future of Arlington Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is conducting a public survey to measure the public attitude toward restricting eligibility for burial at the cemetery and/or expanding the grounds of the cemetery. ANC has approximately twenty-five years at the current burial rate before it runs out of space and will no longer be an active cemetery that honors our Nation’s veterans. In order to significantly extend ANC’s capacity, changes to either eligibility criteria and/or expansion of the geographic footprint are required.

ANC is managed by the Department of the Army and does not fall under any of the rules and regulations of veteran’s cemeteries that are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. ANC is a living monument to those who have served. It should remain an active place for reflection and a testament to future generations about how we remember and honor those who served. 

Please consider taking this 5-10 minute survey at: “National Dialogue Survey .”

Changes to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Program
Express Script Inc. (ESI) has announced that effective September 1, 2017, ESI will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of maintenance medications through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program. When the last refill of a medication enrolled in the Automatic Refill program ships, ESI will reach out to the beneficiary by telephone and/or email (depending on indicated preference) for consent. For more information on this program please visit their website . You can also call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303.
Newsbytes Schedule
The House and Senate are on their August recess and will not return to Capitol Hill until Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Due to this break, the next issue of Newsbytes will be September 8, 2017. 





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