Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
You must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)A worldwide, computerized database of uniformed services members (sponsors), their family members, and others who are eligible for military benefits, including TRICARE. to be eligible for TRICARE.
- Sponsors are automatically registered in DEERS
- Sponsors must register eligible family members
If both parents are service members, select one to be listed as the child(ren)'s sponsor in DEERS.
How to Update DEERS
Adding or Removing Family Members
Only sponsors can add or remove family members by visiting a local ID card office.
Updating Your Personal Information
Personal information includes your address, email addresses or phone number(s). Family members can update personal information after they're registered in DEERS.
- Log into MilConnect
- Call 1-800-538-9552 (TTY/TDD: 1-866-363-2883)
- Fax updates to 1-831-655-8317
- Mail updates to:
- Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office
400 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA 93955-6771
Note: Addresses must be a physical address; P.O. boxes can't be used.
When You Should Update DEERS
Update DEERS whenever you have a change (this list is not all-inclusive):
If you're enrolled in any TRICARE plan (e.g. TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve or TRICARE Young Adult) remember to also change your address and other personal information with your regional contractor.