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TRICARE For Life Costs

When you use TRICARE For Life, you don't pay any enrollment fees, but you must pay Medicare Part B monthly premiums.

Your Part B premium is based on your income. For more information:

  • Visit www.medicare.gov
  • Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)

What you pay out-of-pocket for care depends on how it's covered.

How It's Covered What You Pay 
By Both Medicare and TRICARE
  • Medicare pays first
  • TRICARE For Life pays second 
  • You pay nothing
By TRICARE, but not Medicare
  • TRICARE For Life pays first
  • Medicare pays nothing
  • You pay the TRICARE fiscal year deductible and cost shares
By Medicare, but not TRICARE
  • Medicare pays first
  • TRICARE For Life pays nothing
  • You must pay the Medicare deductible and coinsurance
Not Covered by Medicare or TRICARE
  • Medicare pays nothing
  • TRICARE pays nothing
  • You pay the entire bill

View the TRICARE For Life cost chart for more information.

Note: If you get care overseas (excluding U.S. Territories), you'll have the same costs as TRICARE Standard Overseas.

Last Updated 5/1/2014