Join July 25 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE Coverage After Retirement


Will you or a family member be retiring soon? If so, you don’t want to miss this month’s webinar. Join the “TRICARE Coverage After Retirement from Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve” webinar on July 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

TRICARE experts will share information about health plans for retirees. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, your TRICARE coverage will change. The webinar will cover health plan eligibility, enrollment, dental and vision plans, and much more.

“When you retire, you and your family experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event,” said Mark Ellis, a webinar presenter from the TRICARE Policy and Programs Section at the Defense Health Agency. “If you don’t want to have a gap in your TRICARE coverage after retirement, you must enroll in a TRICARE retiree health plan.”

It’s important that you understand your TRICARE coverage options and know when to take action. As stated in the TRICARE Retiring from Active Duty Brochure, “You’ll need to take action to enroll in a TRICARE program if you want coverage for civilian care.” You can check out the brochure for highlights on what you need to know about your transition from active duty to retirement.

If you’re retiring from the National Guard or Reserve, check out the TRICARE Choices for National Guard and Reserve Handbook. The handbook includes information on how your options change as you age after retirement.

Understand what stays the same and what changes for you and your family when you retire. To learn more about retiring with TRICARE, join the July 25 webinar. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation.
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