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Filing Claims

In most cases, your provider will file your medical claims for you and you'll receive an explanation of benefits detailing what was paid. Sometimes, you'll need to file your own claims:

  • When traveling
  • If you get care from a non-participating provider
  • If you're using TRICARE For Life and you see a Medicare nonparticipating provider 

If you do, send your claim form to TRICARE as soon as possible after you get care. 

  • In the U.S. and U.S. territories, claims must be filed within one year of service.
  • In all other overseas areas, claims must be filed within three years of service.

The sooner your claim and other paperwork are received, the sooner you or your provider will be paid. Most claims are processed within 30 days. Please check with your claims processor for more information.

  • You'll be reimbursed for TRICARE-covered services at the TRICARE allowable amount.
  • This amount won't include any copayments, cost shares or deductibles.
  • There are special rules for filing claims if you're involved in an accident with possible third-party liability.
  • If you need assistance at any time or if your claim is denied, contact your regional contractor.
Claims for Same-Sex Spouses

Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), he or she can file claims for care received:

  • On or after June 26, 2013—if married before June 26, 2013, or 
  • Back to the date of eligibility in DEERS—if married after June 26, 2013.

Last Updated 6/5/2018

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East Region Claims

TRICARE East RegionClick to closeUnder the new regional contracts, the East Region is a merger of the North and South Regions and includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (Rock Island area), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (St. Louis area), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (excluding El Paso area), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Claims
ATTN: New Claims
PO Box 7981
Madison, WI 53707-7981


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West Region Claims

TRICARE West RegionClick to closeAlaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa (excludes Rock Island arsenal area), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri (except St. Louis area), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas (southwestern corner including El Paso), Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Claims Department
P.O. Box 202112
Florence, SC 29502-2112

1-844-866-WEST (9378)

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Overseas Claims

Claims Addresses
Secure Claims Portal

TRICARE For Life Claims

(In the U.S. & U.S. Territories)

P.O. Box 7890
Madison, WI 53707-7890

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