TRICARE Young Adult
TRICARE Young Adult is a plan that qualified adult children can purchase after eligibility for "regular" TRICARE coverage ends at age 21 (or 23 if enrolled in college, learn more).
If purchased, TRICARE Young Adult is minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
You may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult if you're:
TRICARE Young Adult provides medical and pharmacy benefits, but dental coverage is excluded. >>View Covered Services
TRICARE Young Adult Costs
TRICARE Young Adult costs are based on three things:
- The option you select when you enroll: Prime or Standard
- Your sponsor's military status
- Where the care is received
To participate, you're required to pay monthly premiums, and then your plan option and sponsor's military status determine what you pay for covered services. >>Learn More
Is TRICARE Young Adult Right for You?
TRICARE Young Adult is an option for unmarried, adult children who have "aged out" of regular TRICARE coverage. The plan provides comprehensive medical and pharmacy benefits through two different health plan options. You should review all of your health plan options (military or commercial) before deciding if TRICARE Young Adult is the right plan for you.
Purchasing TRICARE Young Adult
To purchase TRICARE Young Adult:
- Download the TRICARE Young Adult Application.
- Mail or fax the completed form and initial two-month premium payment to your regional contractor (addresses and fax numbers are found on the form).
- Select which option you want to enroll in (Prime or Standard) on the form.
- Make checks or money orders for the initial premium payable to your regional contractor.
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. >>Learn More about Purchasing TRICARE Young Adult
The option you select when you enroll (Prime or Standard) determines how you get care and what you pay out-of-pocket.
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.