Select Enrollment Fees

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

  • An active duty family member
  • A transitional survivor
  • A medically retired retiree or family member
  • In Group AIf you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A. (through Dec. 31, 2020)

For current costs, visit the TRICARE Compare Cost Tool.

Starting Jan. 1, 2021

If you’re a Group A retired beneficiary, you and your family must pay a monthly TRICARE Select enrollment fee to maintain your TRICARE Select coverage.

  • For an individual plan, you’ll pay $12.50 per month or $150 annually.
  • For a family plan, you’ll pay $25.00 per month or $300 annually.
  • The catastrophic cap will increase from $3,000 to $3,500.
  • Your TRICARE Select enrollment fees will apply towards your catastrophic cap.

Your enrollment fee will be waived, if you’re:

  • An active duty family member
  • A survivor
  • A medically retired retiree or family member

This information is for you if you use TRICARE Select. If you use another TRICARE plan, like TRICARE For Life, this won't affect you. To check your plan's costs, visit For more information on TRICARE For Life, visit

What Do I Need to Do?

Later this summer, you’ll be asked to set up a monthly enrollment fee premium payment. If you:

  • Get your retirement or other pay from a military pay center, then.  you’ll pay your TRICARE Select fees via a monthly allotment.
  • Don’t get your retired pay through a military pay center, then you’ll pay your fees by a recurring credit or debit card transaction. You can also pay your monthly fees though electronic funds transfer (EFT). Your EFT must be from a U.S. bank.

What Happens if I Don’t Take Action?

You’ll be disenrolled from TRICARE Select for failure to pay enrollment fees on Jan. 1, 2021. You’ll have 90 days from your last paid through date to request reinstatement. You must contact your regional contractor to request reinstatement.

If you don’t take action, you’ll only be able to get care from a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Last Updated 7/1/2020