Number of Beneficiaries

TRICARE provides coverage to almost 9.4 million eligible beneficiaries around the world. >>View Eligible Beneficiaries by Location

The chart below shows the breakdown of how many beneficiaries are using which TRICARE health plan option.*

4.6 million

TRICARE Prime, which includes:

  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • Active Duty Service Members - 1.36 million
  • Active Duty Family Members - 1.43 million
  • ActivatedClick to closeCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. Guard/Reserve Members - 177,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 163,000
  • Retired Service Members - 590,000
  • Retired Family Members - 926,000
  • Survivors - 40,000
1.94 million TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • Active Duty Family Members - 303,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 138,000
  • Retired Service Members - 453,000
  • Retired Family Members - 825,000
  • Survivors - 71,000
2.14 million

TRICARE For Life

  • TRICARE For Life only - 2.10 million
  • TRICARE For Life + TRICARE Plus - 175,000
  • TRICARE For Life + US Family Health Plan - 49,000
373,000 TRICARE Reserve Select
7,000 TRICARE Retired Reserve
39,300 TRICARE Young Adult
  • Prime Option - 20,000
  • Select Option - 20,000
96,000 US Family Health Plan
80,000 Beneficiaries who are age 65 and older, but not eligible for TRICARE For Life
204,000

Using TRICARE Plus**

  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE For Life: 175,000
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE Select: 29,000

*Data for fiscal yearClick to closeOctober 1 - September 30 2017.

**TRICARE Plus is a special program allowing beneficiaries who cannot or do not enroll in a Prime option to receive primary care at military hospitals and clinics. >>Learn More

Last Updated 1/4/2019