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Life Events

Learn more about Qualifying Life Events.
They can trigger a change in your TRICARE benefit.

Qualifying Life Events

When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE options may also change. These are known as Qualifying Life Events (QLEs). The table below lists TRICARE QLEs. They include military and family-related changes.

Depending on your eligibility, a QLE may allow you to:

  • Enroll in a new TRICARE plan.
  • Change your coverage options.

If you want to enroll in or change your plan, you must:

  • Make the enrollment changes within 90 days following the QLE.
  • Pay any enrollment fees or premiums due during that period.

No matter when you initiate this change, coverage starts the date of the QLE. If one member in a sponsor’s family experiences a QLE, all eligible family members may change their enrollment status during the QLE period.

Military Changes

Family Changes

Last Updated 11/8/2018