Prime Enrollment Fees

If you have TRICARE Prime, you must pay enrollment fees, unless you are:

  • An active duty service member
  • An active duty family member
  • A transitional survivor
  • Under age 65 with Medicare Parts A and B
    • In this case, you can have your enrollment fees waived and any payments made refunded.

Surviving Spouse

  • Three years after your sponsor’s death, your coverage changes to the same as retired family members.
  • You must pay a single enrollment fee to remain enrolled in TRICARE Prime.
  • Surviving children’s coverage doesn't change.

TRICARE Prime Enrollment fees increase annually. For current costs, visit the TRICARE Compare Cost Tool.


What happens when I retire from active duty?

You will need to re-enroll and begin paying annual enrollment fees to continue coverage. >>Learn More about Retiring

Avoid Accidental Disenollment

A missed enrollment fee payment may cause your entire family to be disenrolled. Take advantage of your automatic payment options to avoid missing a payment.

Last Updated 10/11/2022