TRICARE Open Season

TRICARE Open Season 2020 has closed. The next open season will take place in the fall of 2021. If you didn’t enroll or make a change to your TRICARE health plan during open season, you must wait until the next open season unless you have a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). If you’re eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three options: 

  • Stay in your plan. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to re-enroll.
  • Enroll in a plan. If you’re eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select but not enrolled, you can enroll in a plan.
  • Change plans. If you’re already enrolled in a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select, you can switch plans and switch between individual and family enrollment.

What Happens if I Don’t Take Any Action?

If you aren’t already in a plan and don’t enroll in a plan during open season, you’ll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Federal Benefits Open Season

If you're eligible, dental and vision plans are available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), offered by the Office of Personnel Management. During Federal Benefits Open Season, you can enroll in, change, or cancel a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan. The 2021 Federal Benefits Open Season will be open fall 2021.

Not sure if you're eligible? >>Learn more.

Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season 

Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change enrollment to a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

Outside of the Federal Benefits Open Season, you can only enroll in FEDVIP or make changes to your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Remember, FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs.

Downloading TRICARE Forms

To download an enrollment form, right-click and select to "save-as" or download direct from the WHS Forms Page. For enrollment, use your region-specific DD-3043 form.

Last Updated 1/4/2021