Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE. This includes:
In the following situations, getting married causes TRICARE benefits to end:
Step-child(ren) are also eligible for TRICARE as long as the parent of the child and sponsor are married.
Your spouse and step-child(ren) must registered in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
Your spouse’s TRICARE plan depends on where you live and your military status.
Active duty spouses may also be able to enroll in one of these Prime plans with their active duty sponsors:
*You must enroll. If overseas, family members must be command-sponsored.
TRICARE has two dental plans for spouses to purchase. These dental plans are separate from TRICARE's health plans.
TRICARE provides a robust pharmacy benefit.
Health care costs depend on your health plan and sponsor's military status.
When two active duty service members get married, they will each have their own DEERS record. If they have children, only one parent will be the "sponsor" in DEERS. For more information, call 1-800-538-9552 or log in to MilConnect.
Last Updated 12/19/2017
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