Disenrolling from TRICARE Prime Remote
You don't have to re-enroll every year to continue TRICARE Prime Remote 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/Reseve deactivation) will cause you an automatic disenrollment.
- If you're still eligible for TRICARE Prime Remote after the change, submit a new enrollment application to your regional contractor.
- You can submit a new enrollment application before the change occurs to avoid a lapse in coverage.
In some cases, TRICARE Prime Remote may no longer be available to you—when active duty service member retires, for example.
- Active duty service members can't voluntarily disenroll from TRICARE Prime Remote.
- 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.
- Contact your regional contractor to initiate a voluntary disenrollment.
Loss of Eligibility
If you lose eligibility for TRICARE, your TRICARE Prime Remote coverage will automatically end.
- You may qualify for transitional health care benefits 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