Select Enrollment Fees
Are you 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’re in Group A if your initial enlistment or appointment or that of your uniformed services sponsor began before Jan. 1, 2018.
If you’re a Group A retired beneficiary, you now pay a monthly TRICARE Select enrollment fee to maintain your TRICARE Select coverage. This is for coverage that started on Jan. 1, 2021.
Only those family members enrolled in TRICARE Select (with a Group A retiree sponsor) pay the enrollment fee. If enrollment is only for one family member, then they would pay the individual enrollment fee, not the family enrollment fee. For example, if one family member is enrolled in TRICARE Prime and another is enrolled in TRICARE Select, you’ll pay the appropriate enrollment fees for both plans. Remember that you pay TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select individual and family fees separately.
The TRICARE Select enrollment fees for a Group A retired beneficiary are:
- For an individual plan, you’ll pay $12.50 per month or $150 annually.
- For a family plan, you’ll pay $25.00 per month or $300 annually.
- The catastrophic cap will increase from $3,000 to $3,500.
- Your TRICARE Select enrollment fees will apply towards your catastrophic cap.
Your enrollment fee is waived if you’re:
- An active duty family member
- A medically retired retiree or family member
- A survivor of an active duty sponsor or medically retired retiree
Do you use TRICARE For Life, TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, or TRICARE Young Adult?
If so, this change didn't affect you. This information is for you only if you’re enrolled in TRICARE Select. Want to check your plan’s costs? Visit www.tricare.mil/costs. For more information on TRICARE For Life, visit www.tricare.mil/tfl.
What Happens if I Didn't Set up a Monthly Enrollment Fee Payment?
If you didn’t set up your monthly enrollment fee payment by Dec. 31, 2020, you were disenrolled from TRICARE Select. However, you have 180 days from your disenrollment date to request reinstatement. You must contact your regional contractor to request reinstatement.
Your TRICARE Select coverage will be reinstated back to Jan. 1, 2021 after you pay your back enrollment fees. If you don’t act, you can only get care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.
How Do I Pay My Monthly Enrollment Fee?
|Get your retirement or other pay from a military pay center||You’ll pay your TRICARE Select fees via a monthly allotment, where feasible|
|Don’t get your retired pay through a military pay center||You’ll pay your fees by a recurring credit or debit card transaction. You can also pay your monthly fees though electronic funds transfer (EFT). Your EFT must be from a U.S. bank.|
|Are an unremarried former spouse||You’ll pay your fees by a recurring credit or debit card transaction. You can also pay your monthly fees through electronic funds transfer (EFT). Your EFT must be from a U.S. bank.|
Who Do I Contact?
Contact your regional contractor to request reinstatement.
|TRICARE East||TRICARE West||TRICARE Overseas|
Still Have Questions?
Are you a TRICARE Select Group A retiree? Did you not receive your enrollment fee notification letter?
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Last Updated 1/6/2021