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Open Season (November 12 – December 10)

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in a health insurance plan for the next year. With TRICARE, open season will occur each fall, beginning on the Monday of the second full week in November to the Monday of the second full week in December.

During Open Season, you can:

  • Enroll in a new TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan
  • Change your enrollment (e.g., switch from individual to family enrollment)

Thinking about changing plans? See options below and visit the Compare Plans page for a side-by-side plan comparison.

 

If you have

And want to

You can

 

TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select

 

Stay in my current plan.

 

Do nothing. You’ll stay in the same plan for the next calendar year or as long as you remain eligible.

 

 

TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select

 

 

Change my plan or enrollment.

 

Enroll in a new plan or change your enrollment during Open Season for coverage beginning the next calendar year.

 

 

TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRICARE Young Adult

 

 

Stay in my current plan or change enrollment.

 

Change plans at any time. Open Season does not apply to these plans.

 

 

TRICARE For Life

 

Stay in my current plan or change enrollment.

 

 

Do nothing. You remain in the same plan.  

 

If you want to enroll in or change enrollment in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select outside the open season period, you may only do so within 90 days of when you or a family member experiences a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

 

Last Updated 7/17/2018