TRICARE Reserve Select®

TRICARE Reserve Select is: 

  • A premium-based plan
  • Available worldwide
  • For qualified Selected Reserve members and their families

Who Can Participate?

Members of the Selected Reserve (and their families) who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders
  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program 

Note: Survivor coverage is not affected by FEHB eligibility.

Note: Those members in the Individual Ready Reserve including Navy Reserve Voluntary Training Units do not qualify to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select. 

How it Works

Schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network. DS.

  • If you visit a non-network provider, you'll pay higher cost shares and may have to file your own health care claims.
  • If you visit a network provider, you'll pay lower cost shares and the provider will file health care claims for you.

Or, request an appointment at a military hospital or clinic if space is available. 

Referrals are not required for any type of care, but you may need pre-authorization from your regional contractor for some types of services.

What You Pay

  • Monthly premiums
  • Annual deductible
  • Cost share (or percentage) for covered services

>>View TRICARE Reserve Select Costs

Is TRICARE Reserve Select Right for You?

You can decide to use TRICARE Reserve Select if you're:

  • a member of the Selected Reserves,
  • not on active duty orders or covered by the Transitional Assistance Management Program, and
  • not eligible for or enrolled in the FEHB.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activatedCalled or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row. and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits. And, because you can see any provider, you don't have to change providers if you already have one.

How to Enroll

You can enroll online or by phone*. Visit the TRS Enrollment page for more information.

If you don't qualify, you won't be able to complete or print the form. Contact your National Guard or Reserve personnel office for assistance. If you experience a technical problem, call 1-800-477-8227 for assistance.

>>Learn More about Purchasing TRICARE Reserve Select

For information on disenrolling or ending plan coverage, visit the Ending TRICARE Reserve Select Coverage page.

*Qualified Selected Reserve members located overseas may submit an enrollment request at a TRICARE Service Center.


Questions about eligibility?

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact your National Guard or Reserve Point of Contact.

Last Updated 12/16/2020