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On January 1, 2018, there were many changes to the TRICARE program.  TRICARE continues to offer several different health plans. Plan availability still depends on who you are and where you live.

Upcoming Changes to TRICARE



New Pharmacy Copays

Dental and Vision Coverage

Open Season
  • During TRICARE Open Season you can change your TRICARE plan. >>Learn more

Recent Changes

The following changes were implemented on January 1, 2018:



Accessing Care


  • Urgent care is now easier to access. There is no limit to the number of urgent care visits most TRICARE Prime enrollees can make without a referral. Learn more about your plan's details on how to get urgent care.

Health Plans



  • Many cost shares (percentage of allowed amount) were replaced with copays (fixed amount).
  • You may need to pay an enrollment fee for TRICARE Select, depending on your plan and when you became eligible for TRICARE.

See your plan’s costs for more details.




  • If you were eligible for TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra on December 31, 2017, you were automatically enrolled in TRICARE Select.

Stateside Regions and Contractors


What’s Covered

  • TRICARE Select beneficiaries now have access to additional preventive care services without a copay when received from network providers.
MTM Pilot Program Ending
The Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pilot will end on September 30, 2018. If you are currently participating, you do not need to take any action.

Last Updated 6/19/2018

Email Updates

Get email updates about the new contracts.