TRICARE Open Season

The 2020 TRICARE Open Season begins November 9 and ends December 14, 2020. During TRICARE Open Season, If you're enrolled in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime retiree or TRICARE Select on active duty you can:

  • Do nothing. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health care plan, you don’t have to re-enroll. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2020 or as long as you’re eligible.
    • Note: If you're a Group AIf you or your sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, you are in Group A. retired beneficiary, you and your family must pay a new monthly TRICARE Select enrollment fee to maintain your TRICARE Select coverage. Sign up during Open Season. These fees go into effect January 1, 2021.
  • 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 now
  • 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, you'll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season 

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

A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. A TRICARE QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member means all family members may make enrollment changes. To learn more, visit

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

Are you enrolled in TRICARE Select or TRICARE Overseas Program Select? Are you also a Group A Retiree?

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, you’ll have to pay a monthly enrollment fee. Learn more about TRICARE Select Enrollment fees.

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 8/28/2020