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My Sponsor Died while Covered by TAMP

The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage lasts for 180 days. If your sponsor has TAMP and dies during that 180-day period, you might keep TAMP coverage up to that 180th day.

Loss of Coverage

After the 180-day period ends, you lose TAMP coverage. You need to keep minimum essential coverageBasic health care coverage that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement. under the Affordable Care Act. You can:

Dental Plans

You're eligible for the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) Survivor Benefit Plan. If you enroll, the government will pay 100 percent of your monthly premium.

  • If you already have the TDP, you'll get moved to the TDP Survivor Benefit Plan.
  • If you don't already have the TDP, you can enroll.
    • Surviving spouses can enroll during the three years following the sponsor's death.
    • Children can enroll until they lose eligibilty for TRICARE (i.e. age, marriage, etc.).

Last Updated 8/10/2016

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