I apologize if this topic has been covered. I was not able to find anything addressing this.
I will be leaving for boot camp in April and my wife is in her first trimester. We were told that the day I ship out, all of our benefits start including insurance options for my wife during her pregnancy. I understand that the Coast Guard has insurance through Tricare and that there are several different options (prime, standard and extra, etc.), but what kind of coverage can my wife expect throughout her pregnancy? How easy will it be for her to get signed up for this insurance when I ship out? Is there anything I need to make sure she knows or has before I leave and she has little contact with me? Any tips in general on choosing a plan and which might be the best for pregnancy related expenses? Personal opinions on this insurance? Any information you can give us would be much appreciated. Thank you!