1) What is happening?
Hundreds of thousands of military retirees will be required to pay an enrollment fee for TRICARE Select beginning Jan. 1. This change was mandated by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Retirees who are in TRICARE Select will no longer be enrolled if they don’t set up a payment plan by this date.
2) Who is affected by this change?
The change impacts Group A retired beneficiaries. These beneficiaries are those whose initial enlistment or appointment or that of their uniformed services sponsor began before Jan. 1, 2018.
3) How much can these retirees expect to pay?
Enrollment fees for Group A retired beneficiaries are $12.50 per month or $150 annually for an individual plan and $25 per month or $300 annually for a family plan. The catastrophic cap will increase from $3,000 to $3,500.
4) Who can I contact for questions?
Reach out to your regional TRICARE contractor.
5) What do I need to do to make sure I remain covered under TRICARE Select?
For more information on this change and how to set up your payment plan, visit https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/Enroll/Select/EnrollmentFees.