Paying Enrollment Fees
You can opt to pay your fees annually, quarterly or monthly. Click on your region to learn about your payment options:
Enrollment fees are non-refundable, in most cases. One exception is if you become eligible for Medicare under age 65 and decide to purchase Medicare Part B. You can remain enrolled in TRICARE Prime and your enrollment fee is waived so any payments you made can be refunded. It is recommended you pay monthly or quarterly to avoid unnecessary overpayments.
- Individual: $273.84
- Family: $547.68
When you submit your enrollment form, your regional contractor will prorate the fee from your enrollment date to September 30th. After that, your annual payment is due on October 1 each year.
In most cases, TRICARE Prime enrollment fees will not be refunded. If you are close to age 65 and nearing eligibility for TRICARE For Life, you should not choose the annual payment option.
- Individual: $68.46
- Family: $136.92
When you submit your enrollment form, your regional contractor will prorate the quarterly fee to cover the period until the next fiscal year quarter (January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1). After that your quarterly payment is due at the first of each quarter.
- Individual: $22.82
- Family: $45.64
Your first quarterly payment can be paid with a personal check, cashier's check, traveler's check, money order or credit card. After that, monthly enrollment fees are paid with either an allotment from retired pay or through an electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your designated financial institution, which includes a debit or credit card.
If you select the monthly payment option, you will be required to pay your first quarterly payment when you submit your enrollment form to allow time for the allotment or EFT to be established.