Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage

You don’t need to request proof of coverage or a certificate of creditable coverage to show that you have minimum essential coverage.

Each tax year:

  • The Department of Defense reports all beneficiaries covered by TRICARE to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
  • The IRS verifies your minimum essential coverage.
  • You’ll receive an IRS tax form to include on your federal tax returns.

Last Updated 12/18/2013