Join July 30 Webinar on TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select


Am I eligible for TRICARE Prime? How do I get care with TRICARE Select? What are my costs? Join the “Are You New to TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select?” webinar on July 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to find out answers to these questions and more. This webinar will explore the differences between these two health plans. Learn about eligibility, enrollment, care, costs, and other key features of your plan.

“TRICARE offers comprehensive and affordable health care, dental, and pharmacy coverage to meet your needs as they change,” said Mark Ellis, webinar presenter and chief of the Policy and Programs Section of the TRICARE Health Plan at the Defense Health Agency. “Now more than ever it’s important to understand your TRICARE options and how your plan works.”

These health plans may differ in terms of the providers you can see, how you get care, and how much you have to pay. Generally, you’ll have the same covered services with TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select. But you may have to pay copayments or cost-shares for certain covered services depending on your TRICARE plan and beneficiary status (for example, active duty sponsor, retiree, or family member). For plan costs, you can refer to the TRICARE Costs and Fees Sheet or the TRICARE Compare Costs Tool.

TRICARE Prime is a health care option for active duty service members (ADSMs), retirees, family members, and certain others. If you’re in an overseas area, TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) Prime is available to ADSMs and their command-sponsored family members.

TRICARE Select is for eligible beneficiaries, including active duty family members, retirees, and retiree family members who aren’t enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan. TOP Select is available overseas to eligible beneficiaries. To see what health plans you may be eligible for, you can use the TRICARE Plan Finder.

As described in the TRICARE Plans Overview, you can only enroll in or change your enrollment to TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select during TRICARE Open Season or after a Qualifying Life Event. If you aren’t enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, you can only get care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

“Before you choose or change your health plan, there are questions you and your family should consider,” said Ellis. “In this webinar, we’ll explore some of these key questions to help you decide which plan you may be eligible for and which plan best serves your health care needs.”

Don’t miss the July 30 webinar to learn about the main features of TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select. A Q&A led by the presenter will follow the presentation. Register today.

At the time of posting, this information is current. For the most recent information, contact your TRICARE contractor or local military hospital or clinic.

Last Updated 10/14/2021