Coverage is offered by Medicare in the United States and the U.S. Territories. TRICARE assumes the role of the primary payer for individuals who utilize TRICARE for Life in overseas locations. The applicant with health coverage benefit is solely responsible for the entire cost share and the annual deductibles. The beneficiaries of the TRICARE program who are residing overseas may be eligible under the premium-free Medicare Part A program. For this, members must be eligible by being enrolled in Medicare Part B under the TRICARE program even though no overseas coverage is offered under the Medicare program.
The TRICARE Overseas program is contracted in conjunction with the International SOS.This provides assistance such as providing the necessary information regarding health care claims, finding medical information, locating provider, receiving authorization for care, and additional assistance.