Spouses (including same-sex spouses) of service members (active duty, retired or Guard/Reserve) are eligible for TRICARE.
In the following scenarios, getting married will cause TRICARE benefits to end:
- Surviving (widowed) spouse remarries
- Former spouse remarries
- Adult child enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult gets married
Visit an ID card office to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). You'll need the following documents (originals or certified copies):
- Marriage certificate
- Spouse birth certificate
- Spouse Social Security card
- Spouse photo ID
Spouse & Family Health Care Options
Depending on where you live, and who you are, your spouse's options will vary.
Active duty spouses may also qualify to enroll in one of these Prime options with their active duty sponsors:
You can enroll in one of two dental insurance plans. These dental plans are separate from TRICARE's health benefit and require a separate enrollment.
TRICARE provides a robust pharmacy benefit.
Your health care costs are based on who you are and which health plan option you are using.