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TRICARE continues to provide coverage for family members when a sponsor dies. Family member health plan options and costs will vary based on:

  • The sponsor's military status when he/she dies
  • If the surviving family member is a spouse or child

The scenarios below provide an overview of survivor coverage. Spouses remain eligible unless they remarry.

Not sure if your sponsor was on active duty when he/she died?

Contact a casualty assistance officer or your sponsor’s unit/service personnel office.

Last Updated 10/2/2015

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