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I'm Using the US Family Health Plan

The options you can switch to depend on who you are and where you live.

Active Duty Family Members

  • Review the steps below to switch plans
  • You may be required to switch plans when you move.
I want to switch to: Follow these steps:
TRICARE Prime 

You can switch to TRICARE Prime if you live in a Prime Service Area or within 100 miles of a primary care manager.

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

TRICARE Prime Remote

You can only switch to TRICARE Prime Remote if your sponsor is enrolled and you don't live in a Prime Service Area.

If you qualify, call your regional contractor to switch to TRICARE Prime Remote with no break in coverage.

TRICARE Standard and Extra

Disenroll from the US Family Health Plan.

  • TRICARE Standard and Extra begins on the day after TRICARE Prime ends.
  • You may be locked out from re-enrolling in TRICARE Prime for up to one year.
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 you have family members, 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 the US Family Health Plan when you're no longer eligible.
  • Enroll within 30 days of loss of the US Family Health Plan to avoid a gap in coverage.
  • Go get a new ID card.

Retired Service Members and Family Members

  • Review the steps below to switch plans
  • You may be required to switch plans when you move.
I want to switch to: Follow these steps:
TRICARE Prime 

You can switch to TRICARE Prime if you live in a Prime Service Area or within 100 miles of a primary care manager.

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

TRICARE Standard and Extra

Disenroll from the US Family Health Plan.

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

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

  • If you have family members, his/her enrollment is separate from yours.
  • He/she can stay enrolled as long as they are eligible.
  • Family enrollment fees will reduce to a single enrollment fee if one family member has Medicare Part B.
  • If multiple family members have Medicare Part B, all enrollment fees are waived.
TRICARE Young Adult

If you qualify, you can purchase TRICARE Young Adult.

  • You're automatically disenrolled from the US Family Health Plan when you're no longer eligible.
  • Enroll within 30 days of loss of the US Family Health Plan to avoid a gap in coverage.
  • Go get a new ID card.

National Guard/Reserve MembersIncludes members of the:
  • Army National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Air National Guard
  • Air Force Reserve
  • U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
and Family Members

If you’re enrolled in the US Family Health Plan under the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP), you’ll be automatically disenrolled when the TAMP period ends. For continuous coverage (as early as 60 days before or 30 days after the 180-day TAMP period ends) you may:

  • Log on to the DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application
  • If qualified, select "Purchase Coverage" and follow the instructions.
  • Choose the 1st day after your TAMP coverage will end as your TRS start date.
  • Print and sign the completed Reserve Component Health Coverage Request Form (DD Form 2896-1).
  • Mail the form and your initial premium payment to your regional contractor.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your National Guard or Reserve Point of Contact

Last Updated 1/4/2017