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, but may be "locked out" from re-enrolling for one year.
To disenroll from TRICARE Prime:
- Log into the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website or 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 an unable to to re-enroll in TRICARE Prime for one year.
Loss of Eligibility
If you lose eligibility for TRICARE, your TRICARE Prime coverage will automatically end.