If you have used Tricare standard for maternity or pediatric care...
Maternity care- He said that it was a $150 deductible for my 1st appointment with my midwife or OB and then $17.05 for each day I am in the hospital to deliver the baby. He said that everything else was covered 100% under the Global Maternity Authorization. I talked to the birthing center I will be going to and they do accept Tricare Standard.
Pediatrics- He said there was a $150 deductible per child OR a $300 max deductible per family. We have 4 kids (it will be 5 in August) and he said we would just need to meet the $300 deductible for everyone, not a $150 deductible for each child. Then, after the deductible is met Tricare pays 85% and we pay 15% of any other medical costs.
Does this sound like what you actually experience? It sounds like a pretty good deal to me and I want to make sure I am not overlooking anything. He also said that as long as my husband remains active duty we no longer have to be on Standard for a year but we can return to Prime at any point if we decide we aren't happy.