Disenrolling from TRICARE Prime Overseas
You don't have to re-enroll every year to continue TRICARE Prime Overseas 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 or Guard/Reserve deactivation) will cause an automatic disenrollment.
- If you're still eligible for TRICARE Prime Overseas after the change, submit a new enrollment application to International SOS.
- You can submit a new enrollment application before the change occurs to avoid a lapse in coverage.
If the sponsor retires, TRICARE Prime Overseas is no longer available. If you continue to live overseas, you're covered by TRICARE Select Overseas.
- Active duty service members can't disenroll from TRICARE Prime Overseas.
- All others can choose to disenroll at anytime. If you don't enroll in another plan, such as TRICARE Select Overseas, 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..
- Contact your regional contractor to initiate a voluntary disenrollment.
Loss of Eligibility
If you lose eligibility for TRICARE, your TRICARE Prime Overseas coverage will automatically end.
- You may qualify for continued transitional coverage through the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP).
- If you don't qualify for TAMP, you can purchase temporary coverage through the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP).
- You're not required to purchase the CHCBP. Instead you may use employer’s sponsored health insurance, Medicaid or any other plan offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Last Updated 3/2/2018