TRICARE Young Adult
TRICARE Young Adult is a premium-based health care plan available for purchase by qualified dependents. When you purchase TRICARE Young Adult, you will have access to medical and pharmacy benefits, but dental coverage is excluded. >>See if you qualify
When you purchase TRICARE Young Adult, you have the minimum essential coverage as required under the Affordable Care Act.
Step 1: Download the TRICARE Young Adult Application
Download the TRICARE Young Adult Application for your region where you live.
You may live in a different region than your sponsor. If you're not sure which region you live in, view the regions page to see which states are in each region.
Step 2: Select Your Coverage Option: Prime or Standard
- Select "TRICARE Standard" to use the Standard Option; this includes dependents of sponsors enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve.
- Select "TRICARE Prime" to use the Prime Option; only active duty family members can select the Prime option in remote areas.
- Select "TRICARE Overseas Prime" to use the Prime Option in all overseas areas (remote or non-remote). Only command-sponsored children of active duty service members can select this box.
- Select "US Family Health Plan" to choose the US Family Health Plan as your Prime Option; only available in six geographic areas, learn more.
Step 3: Mail or Fax the Completed Application
Mail or fax the completed form and initial two-month premium-payment to your regional contractor or US Family Health Plan Provider, whichever applies. Mailing addresses and fax numbers are found on the form. Make checks or money orders for the initial premium payable to your regional contractor or US Family Health Plan Provider.
After your application is processed, you will receive a welcome letter along with an enrollment card. Your TRICARE Young Adult start date will be printed on your enrollment card. It is different depending on which coverage option you choose. Please keep a copy of your application until you have received your enrollment card. If you must seek care before receiving your card, contact your regional contractor to verify your TRICARE Young Adult start date.
For details about your coverage, please download the handbook for the option you select when you enroll, or you may request a copy from your regional contractor:
Need a new ID card?
You can enroll in TRICARE Young Adult without a valid ID card. Once your application is processed, and you’ve received your welcome letter and enrollment card, please visit any ID card office to get a new ID card. You should present your ID card and enrollment card when you go to the doctor.