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TRICARE Beneficiaries Have Access to DoD Self-Service Logon
Mar 10, 2009 - 9:24:23 PM
Blackanthem Military News
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Department of Defense (DoD) family member account to access the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) has a new name and the Web site has a new look. It is now called "DS Logon." A DoD Self-Service Logon—or "DS Logon"—is a secure credential issued to uniformed service members, spouses, and other family members 18 and older who are eligible for benefits in the DEERS system. It allows access to secure DoD web applications.
A DS Logon electronically links a TRICARE beneficiary's identity to their medical records, pay and human resource systems, and allows them to access different web applications, such as the beneficiary web enrollment Web site https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/bwe/.
To create a DS Logon, sponsors may use their CAC or MyPay pin in the DS Logon Access Manager at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/dsaccess. Sponsors may request a DS Logon for themselves or a family member. A personal identification number (PIN) will be mailed along with instructions on how to activate the DS Logon. Family members can also request a DS Logon for themselves at a RAPIDS station when they are getting an identification card and the one-time PIN will be mailed to them.
About TRICARE Management Activity and the Military Health System
TRICARE Management Activity, the Defense Department activity that administers the health care plan for the uniformed services, retirees and their families, serves more than 9.4 million eligible beneficiaries worldwide in the Military Health System (MHS). The mission of the MHS is to enhance Department of Defense and national security by providing health support for the full range of military operations. The MHS provides quality medical care through a network of providers, military treatment facilities, medical clinics and dental clinics worldwide. For more about the MHS go to www.health.mil.
I just spoke with a Supervisor at DMDC, he stated that their website is designed only for use with Internet Explore and that when someone gets the not trusted alert, to click the RED shield to "continue to the website"
Also, when using or activated you log in, your username is all lowercase.
I hope this helps some people.
If you are still having a problem call 1-800-477-8227, they are there 24 hours a day 7 days a week and their option # 7 for assistance with your log in. Also you can contact TriCare here.