TRICARE Select

Introducing TRICARE Select

Starting on January 1, 2018, TRICARE Select replaces TRICARE Standard and Extra. TRICARE Select is a self-managed, preferred provider network plan.  

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Do I need to enroll?

  • Yes. But generally, if you’re using TRICARE Standard and Extra on December 31, 2017, will be automatically enrolled in TRICARE Select on January 1, 2018. You will remain in Select unless you choose to change coverage or you lose TRICARE eligibility.
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What providers can I see?

  • You can choose any TRICARE authorized provider for services covered by TRICARE
  • You don’t need a referral
  • You can now get additional preventive care services from a network provider (previously only under TRICARE Prime)
  • TRICARE will only reimburse care received from authorized  providers

What will my costs be?

  • You may have to pay an annual enrollment fee
  • You will generally pay higher copays or cost shares than you would under TRICARE Prime
  • Your costs will be lower if you use network providers
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TRICARE Select Overseas

Starting on January 1, 2018, TRICARE Select replaces TRICARE Standard Overseas. TRICARE Select is a preferred provider organization-style plan that provides access to both network and non-network TRICARE authorized providers.

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Do I need to enroll?

  • Yes. But generally, if you’re using TRICARE Standard and Extra on December 31, 2017, will be automatically enrolled in TRICARE Select on January 1, 2018. You will remain in Select unless you choose to change coverage or you lose TRICARE eligibility.
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What providers can I see?

  • You may receive care from both network and non-network TRICARE authorized providers for services covered by TRICARE
  • You may receive care from any host nation provider without a referral
  • TRICARE will only reimburse care from authorized providers

What will my costs be?

  • You may have to pay an annual enrollment fee
  • Your costs will be lower if you use network providers
  • >>Learn More

If you live or travel in the Philippines, you need to see a certified provider for care. In addition, if you live in the Philippines and seek care within designated Philippine Demonstration areas, you must see an approved demonstration provider to ensure TRICARE cost-shares their claims, unless they request and receive a waiver.

Last Updated 8/21/2017