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The United States Department of Defense Military Health System has established a health care system, known as TRICARE, which provides health benefits to a substantially large number of beneficiaries around the world – approximately 9.5 million. These beneficiaries include individuals, who are currently serving in the United States military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, individuals, who have retired from work and families of people who have retired from their posts in the United States military. In addition to this, these facilities are also extended to survivors as well as former spouses or any other individuals who have been registered or enrolled in DEERS, which is the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

The facilities at TRICARE draw from both military clinics and hospitals, as well as civilian providers of health care services. TRICARE offers comprehensive and all-encompassing health coverage to the beneficiaries, which includes dental treatment, emergency care, hospitalization, preventive facilities and pharmacy. Furthermore, all the plans that are being offered under the TRICARE system include all health care facilities and services as stipulated in the Affordable Care Act for the minimum level of essential coverage that has to be provided to people.

At present,TRICARE offers a number of different types of health plans to people, and the availability of these plans depends on the individual and where he or she is located. Plans that are currently available include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE for Life, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Standard Overseas, TRICARE Standard and Tricare Extra, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas, TRICARE Young Adult and the US Family Health Plan. For more information and further details about what each of these plans entail, you can click on the respective links and you will be directed to the appropriate pages. You can go through the various benefits that are included in each program, as well as the eligibility criteria, in order to determine which one you can qualify for.

However, if you are still not sure about the health care plan that applies to you, our website has a very helpful Plan Finder, which can help you in identifying which health plan you can potentially become eligible for. Please note that the Plan Finder is only there for your understanding and to guide you to health plans that you may qualify for; suggestions offered by the Plan Finder by no means imply that you are definitely qualified for the use of that particular plan.

Which TRICARE Plan is for YOU?

Which TRICARE Plan is for YOU? , When using the Plan Finder, you will be asked a number of questions. Once you have provided the answers to these questions, the Plan Finder will display a list of health care plans that you may potentially be able to enroll for and use. Furthermore, please keep in mind that the same health care plan may not apply to every member of your family. Thus, it is advisable for you to individually run through the Plan Finder if you wish to find out which health care plans you may eligible for.


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  1. Hello. I am am E-3 in the ARMY reserve. I would like to know how to sign up for tricare.

  2. We have a non profit clinic in Pflugerville Texas, we provide family practice and OBGYN services by 2 NP’s I like to know what is the process for credentialing.

  3. I am having problems with Express Script medication refills. I have contacted Express Script several times about their failure to provide prescription refills. Their solution is “I’m sorry” and very little else. Several times now Express Script had failed to provide medications prescribed by my doctor. In discussion with Express Script representatives I have been assured that they would contact my primary physician when my prescriptions were expiring and would take necessary actions to insure that I do not run out of medications. This “ain’t” happening. I need a number or an address where I can contact TRICARE for Life with this problem. I reside in North Carolina, am an Air Force retiree.

  4. Brenda Kay Thompson

    I need a letter of credible coverage for the Healthcare Market place. I am in danger of losing my coverage and have to pay back my tax credit because I have minimum standard coverage because my ex husband was in the National Guard and retired form the Army. Please help me get this straightened out.

  5. I need to get the telephone number for TRICARE in Groton CT.

  6. I was wondering if Tricare pays all or any if my son were to get a hearing aid. He has hearing loss in his left ear and we might try getting a hearing aid if Tricare pays all or any. Please let me know asap. thank you.

  7. I picked up two prescriptions today and they charged me $39.65 for Proscar and Flomax. I don’t understand as prescriptions usually cost me about $5. What’s going on ??

  8. Stephan Stukenbrok

    Hello, I have ohne question. In May 2015 I sent you claims for reimbursement. Please tell me when these claims will be reimbursed because i am waiting for a long time…
    Many greetings from germany

  9. How can my husband and me obtain new Tricare for Life ID Cards? Ours still say Prme.

    Thank you

  10. My active duty friend died after 24 years of active duty, his widow is tricare prime and will be 65 in a few months. At 65 will she automatic be switched to tricare for life?

  11. My work place requires me to have proof of my TRICARE coverage. Can I have a letter stating such coverage exist for me emailed to me please.

  12. Do I need a paper to prove ins on income tax? If so how do I get one?

  13. As a retired member of the Utah National Guard I think I am eligible for the TriCar for Life Plan. hOw do I make sure?

  14. marvin due (ret)

    I recently was seen by a medical facility ad I told them I had two insurances tri care is my second. I don’t think that they filed the balances with Tricare is there a number to call to talk with a rep.

  15. Absolutely against transfer of pharmacy from CVS to Walgreens. CVS has almost 2000 more locations; Walgreens is very limited in Northeast US, particularly NJ and PA. Would have to drive almost 50 miles to a Walgreens or military facility in NJ and more than 50 in PA with no near military base. No problem if long-term prescription, but devastating if a doctor writes a one-time immediate script following surgery or immediate urgent care for something like a severe flu case

  16. Jennifer Chapman

    II am not covered under Tricare and haven’t been for 14 years.
    My current insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield still see’s records somewhere stating that I am covered. I have to provide a letter from Tricare stating I am not covered or I will lose my insurance in July. Where do I go to get such a letter? I have no idea where to even start.

    • Help

      The “Proof of Insurance” feature on MilConnect lets you generate, save, and print an Eligibility Letter that provides proof of current health care coverage under TRICARE. You can find more information about how to get that, here:

  17. I am a Preferred Non-Network (mental health) provider. My client cannot find the forms they need to submit for reimbursement. Can you please point us in the right direction?

  18. How do i get myself and my spn unenrolled from tricare. My ex put us on it and i have better coverage

  19. Grace Laverdiere

    I have been taking a prescription for several years and it is relatively cheap ($50 for 90 days). All of a sudden you wouldn’t approve it so I had to jump through hoops to get a prior authorization. This created more work for my doctor, me and my pharmacist. How do you choose which drugs you won’t pay for? I feel like I am being hassled again and you wonder why the cost of doctors and drugs keep going up. Unnecessary work and time costs everyone money.

  20. I don’t know whose bright idea it was to go to Express Scripts but they are the absolute pharmacy out there today!!! My husband is retired Army and is on heart medications and I have severe fibromyalgia with extreme muscle spasms. For the past 2 years we have to fight just to get our prescriptions, most of the time they are a month late even with automatic refills or they tell us they sent them out and 10 days later we might get them. We have contacted their ‘Supervisor’ just to get excuses. It may just be more beneficial to get the medicare Part D plan and send DOD the bill for the added expense. Express Scripts don’t care about their clients. Sometimes it seems like they are waited for us to die!!!! I think its time to get new DOD employees!!!!!

  21. Dear Tricare,

    This is not a comment on your benefits. I just need a letter sent to me that I no longer get tricare benefits. I was divorced in 2016 to a veteran. Therefore I’m no longer qualified for tricare benefits.

  22. I served a four year tour of duty in the Air Force (1954-1958). Am I and my wife eligible for Tricare?

  23. My wife was born partially blind. She recently enrolled in Tricare select. Will Tricare select pay for her optometrist appointments and her glasses?

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