Disenrolling from TRICARE Prime
You don't have to re-enroll every year to continue TRICARE Prime coverage, but certain events will cause you to be disenrolled.
Sponsor Status Change
Any change in the sponsor's status (e.g., active duty to retired, Guard/Reserve deactivation) will cause an automatic disenrollment. If you're still eligible for TRICARE Prime after the status change, you can:
Note: When an active duty service member retires, he/she will be required to pay annual enrollment fees to re-enroll in TRICARE Prime.
- Active duty service members can't disenroll from TRICARE Prime.
- All others can choose to disenroll at anytime. If you don't enroll in another plan, such as TRICARE Select, you will only be eligible for care at military hospitals and clinics on a space available basis, and you will only be eligible for pharmacy benefits at military pharmacies.
You can disenroll from TRICARE Prime via:
- Web: Log into the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website.
- Phone: Call your regional contractor.
- East: 1-800-444-5445
- Overseas: Call the Regional Call Center for your overseas area
- Download your region’s disenrollment form:
- Complete the Sections I and III of the form. In Section I:
- Check the box for "Disenroll"
- Add the effective date in #9
- Skip #10
- Mail the form to your regional contractor (address are on the forms).
Non-Payment of Enrollment Fees
If you don't pay your TRICARE Prime enrollment fees (if applicable), you'll be disenrolled. You have 90 days from the day you were disenrolled to catch back up on any missed payments without a break in coverage. If you don't catch back up on payments within 90 days, you can still re-enroll, but you will have a break in coverage.
Loss of Eligibility
If you lose eligibility for TRICARE, your TRICARE Prime coverage will automatically end.