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Your Health Plan Options

When you get to your final duty station, you'll enroll in a TRICARE Prime plan.

Family members may be able to enroll in a Prime plan depending on where they live.  They can also use:

If your adult child uses TRICARE Young Adult, their coverage won’t change when you activate.

Are you currently using TRICARE Reserve Select?

TRICARE Reserve Select coverage ends when you activate.

  • You'll get a refund for premiums you paid for coverage after you activate.
  • You can purchase it again if you deactivate, if you still qualify for TRICARE Reserve Select.

Dental Coverage

Options for National Guard/Reserve Members >> More Videos
  • Watch this video to learn about TRICARE health plan options available to National Guard and Reserve Members.
Do you have delayed-effective-date orders?

If yes, then you qualify for the "early eligibility" pre-activation benefit:

  • Coverage begins up to 180 days before you report to active duty.
  • Includes pharmacy and dental care.
  • Family members are also covered during this pre-activation period.
  • Benefits continue when active duty service begins.

If you don't meet early eligibility requirements, coverage for you and your family begins on the first day of your orders.

Are you a Federal employee?

If you're enrolled in the Federal Employee's Health Benefit Program and called to military duty, you may be able to continue coverage or elect to drop the coverage. >>Learn More

Last Updated 8/1/2016