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Life Events

Learn more about Qualifying Life Events.
They can trigger a change in your TRICARE benefit.

Giving Birth or Adopting

Event: QLE?
Giving birth or adopting


You have 90 days from your child's birth date, or the date of adoption, to enroll in a 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:

Are you worried about Zika?

View questions and answers about the Zika virus—a virus spread through mosquito bites—now under surveillance by the Military Health System. >>Learn More

Don't let your child lose TRICARE!

Register your child in DEERS, choose a TRICARE plan, and enroll (if required).  >>Learn More

Last Updated 12/14/2018