TRICARE continues to provide coverage for family members when a sponsor dies. Family member health plan options and costs will vary based on:
The scenarios below provide an overview of survivor coverage. Spouses remain eligible unless they remarry.
You don't have to report the death to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System(DEERS) A database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U.S.-sponsored foreign military, DoD and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the DoD, and their family members. You need to register in DEERS to get TRICARE..
It may take some time for DMDC to get the information from the SSA. If you prefer, you may notify DMDC of the death by:
Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office
400 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA 93955-6771
If you have questions, call DMDC at 1-800-538-9552. Visit MilConnect to learn more.
Contact a casualty assistance officer or your sponsor’s unit/service personnel office.
Last Updated 12/1/2016
Fax: 1-502-335-9980 (Primary) or 1-831-655-8317 (Alternate)
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