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I'm Using TRICARE Prime Remote

Active Duty Service Members

  • TRICARE Prime Remote is the only option you can use when you live and work in designated remote locations.
  • You may be required to switch to another Prime plan when you move.
    • If you move within in the same region, you only need to find a new primary care manager.
    • If you move to another region, you can transfer your enrollment to another Prime plan, depending on the location.

Active Duty Family Members

  • Review the steps below to switch plans.
  • You may be required to switch plans when you move.
    • If you move within in the same region, you only need to find a new primary care manager.
    • If you move to another region, you can transfer your enrollment to another Prime plan, depending on the location.
I want to switch to: Follow these steps:
TRICARE Prime

You can enroll in TRICARE Prime if you live in a Prime Service Area or within 100 miles of a primary care manger.

To transfer your enrollment to TRICARE Prime with no break in coverage, call your regional contractor.

TRICARE Standard and Extra

Disenroll from TRICARE Prime Remote.

  • TRICARE Standard and Extra begins on the day after TRICARE Prime Remote ends.
  • You may be locked out from re-enrolling in TRICARE Prime Remote for up to one year.
US Family Health Plan

To switch to the US Family Health Plan, you must live in a designated area.

Call 1-800-748-7347 to transfer to the US Family Health Plan with no break in coverage.

TRICARE For Life

To use TRICARE For Life, sign up for Medicare Part B. TRICARE For Life begins when you have Medicare Part A and B.

  • If under age 65, you can disenroll from TRICARE Prime Remote or stay enrolled.
  • If you have a family member enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote, his/her enrollment is separate from yours.
  • He/she can stay enrolled as long as they are eligible.
TRICARE Young Adult

If you qualify, you can purchase TRICARE Young Adult.

  • You're automatically disenrolled from TRICARE Prime Remote when you're no longer eligible.
  • Enroll within 30 days of loss of TRICARE Prime Remote to avoid a gap in coverage.
  • Go get a new ID card.

Last Updated 9/15/2015