Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)
The Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) is an optional, premium-based program administered by Humana Military Health Care Services that offers temporary continued health care benefits when a Service member and/or Family member(s) are no longer entitled to military medical benefits. The Continued Health Care Benefit Program acts as a temporary bridge between military health benefits and a new civilian health plan for 18 to 36 months. Continued Health Care Benefit Program is a health care program with benefits similar to TRICARE Select .
The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families.
"In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."
The families also change while the Soldier is deployed.
"The family is a system," Williams said. "When one family member is absent, the whole system changes. All members of the family adapt to a new 'normal' way of life."
When the servicemember returns, the family may feel uncomfortable with each other, and the servicemember may withdraw from the family.