Giving Birth or Adopting
|Qualifying Life Event?
|Giving birth or adopting
Stateside:You have 90 days from your child's birth, adoption, or court appointment to register the child in DEERS and enroll the child or make any eligible enrollment changes.
Overseas: You must first register your child in DEERS within 120 days from your child's birth date or the date of adoption. Once you register them in DEERS, you then have 90 days to enroll in or change a TRICARE health plan.
Planning for a child is a fun and exciting time in your life. While birth and adoption are QLEs, pregnancy is not. Learn more about your TRICARE coverage during pregnancy and after, and don't forget to enroll your child in DEERS.
In this section, you can learn more about:
- Eligibility and Coverage for Adopted Children
- Coverage During Your Pregnancy
- Getting TRICARE for Your Child
- Newborn and Well-Baby Care
- Pregnancy and Parenting Resources
Learn more about other Qualifying Life Events
Register your child in DEERS, choose a TRICARE plan, and enroll (if required). >>Learn More
Concerned about RSV and your child? TRICARE covers all services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. >> Learn more about RSV.
Last Updated 6/12/2023