Last Chance: Change Your TRICARE Coverage for 2019 by Dec. 31


You can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for 2019 until Dec. 31, 2018. That’s just three days away! If you don’t change your current TRICARE health plan by the deadline, you’ll remain in your current plan next year. If you aren’t already in a plan and don’t enroll in a plan, you’ll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

You have three options to enroll in a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan:

Learn more about enrolling or changing coverage for 2019.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2019, you’ll only be able to enroll or make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan during the annual TRICARE Open Season or after a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). The next TRICARE Open Season will take place in fall of 2019 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

A Qualifying Life Event is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. A QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member means all family members may make enrollment changes. Find out more about TRICARE QLEs.

Don’t miss changes related to your TRICARE benefit in 2019. Sign up for emails and visit TRICARE Changes throughout the year to learn about any changes to TRICARE.

Last Updated 9/1/2020