Loss of Eligibility
When you lose eligibility for TRICARE, each member of your family will get a termination notice stating that you're no longer covered by TRICARE.
Loss of TRICARE means the loss of minimum essential coverageClick to closeBasic health care coverage that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement., so you'll need to make some decisions about your health care. Here are some options:
Transitional Assistance Management Program
- You may qualify for the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP).
- TAMP offers 180 days or transitional health coverage.
Continued Health Care Benefit Program
- After TRICARE or TAMP ends, you can purchase the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)
- CHCBP offers an additional 18-36 month of coverage, when purchased.
You can use:
- Employer’s sponsored health insurance,
- Medicaid, or
- Any other plan offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Starting January 1, 2015, you don't need a certificate of creditable coverageClick to closeThis letter is proof you had TRICARE health care coverage. when you lose eligibility for TRICARE. For tax year 2015, The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS. You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members. >>Learn More
Last Updated 12/19/2018