You have 90 days after your retirement date to enroll in a health plan.
If you are medically retired, you can get TRICARE benefits as a retired service member. You must be on the:
- Temporary Disabled Retirement List, or
- Permanent Disability Retirement List.
Also, your family may be able to get TRICARE as a retiree family member. Keep your family's information in DEERS updated.
If you have an injury or condition, your Service will:
- Evaluate your health problem
- Determine if you're on the lists above
- Rate your disability*
*This rating is different from your Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating.
If your Service disability rating is less than 30%, you will separate from active duty, not retire. Once you separate, you may apply for these temporary health plans.
If you become eligible for Medicare under age 65 for a disability or any other reason, you must have Medicare Part B to keep TRICARE. >>Learn more about Medicare and TRICARE
Last Updated 12/21/2018