Related Benefits Articles

Most Popular TRICARE Benefits Articles

  • Tricare
    TRICARE Benefits Overview
    Military.com
    Do you understand your TRICARE benefits? Find the TRICARE coverage plan that best suits your family's needs.
  • Military families don’t need extraordinary acts of thanks -- just a helping hand. U.S. Army MWR photo
    Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
    Military.com
    DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled to TRICARE benefits.
  • Doctor with an elderly patient.
    TRICARE for Life
    Military.com
    If you have Medicare part A & B, TRICARE for life can pay your Medicare copay.
  • Doctor examines servicemember
    The TRICARE Prime Program
    Military.com
    TRICARE Prime is a managed service healthcare program for servicemembers, reservists, dependents, and some retirees.
  • Retiree Health Fair 600x400
    TRICARE for Retirees
    Military.com
    TRICARE For Life (TFL) is a Medicare wraparound coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who have Medicare Parts A and B.

TRICARE Young Adult Program

College student using a laptop outdoors.

TRICARE Young Adult is an option for unmarried, adult children who have "aged out" of regular TRICARE coverage. The plan provides comprehensive medical and pharmacy benefits.TRICARE young adult can be purchased by eligible children ages 21 - 26.

TRICARE Young Adult is considered minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Eligibility

You may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult if you're:

  • A dependent of a TRICARE-eligible uniformed service sponsor
  • Unmarried
  • At least age 21 but not yet 26 years old.
    • If you're enrolled in a full course of study at an approved institution of higher learning and your sponsor provides more than half of your financial support, you aren't eligible for TRICARE young adult until age 23 or upon graduation, whichever comes first. Prior to that, you are eligible for TRICARE Prime or Standard.
  • Not eligible to enroll in an employer-sponsored health plan based on your own employment
  • Not otherwise eligible for TRICARE coverage

How it Works

TRICARE Young Adult offers the same coverage as TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Standard, the only difference is the cost. How you get care depends on which option you select:

What You Pay

TRICARE Young Adult costs are based on three things:

  • The option you select when you enroll: Prime or Standard
  • Your sponsor's military status
  • Where the care is received

To participate, you're required to pay monthly premiums, and then your plan option and sponsor's military status determine what you pay for covered services.

How to Enroll

  1. Online
  2. Call your regional contractor
  3. Fax your enrollment form to your regional contractor
  4. Mail your enrollment form to your regional contractor

Visit the TRICARE Young Adult enrollment page for more information.

 

Related Topics

TRICARE

Military News App by Military.com

Download the new Military.com News App for Android on Google Play or for Apple devices on iTunes!

Featured VA Loan Articles

  • VA Loan Closing Costs: An Added Benefit
    Besides the advantage of requiring no down payment for qualified VA borrowers, there's also a distinct advantage for the borrow...
  • White suburban home.
    IRRRL Facts for Veterans
    Military.com
    IRRRL stands for Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan,also known as a "Streamline" or a "VA to VA" loan.
  • US Map Showing High Cost Counties
    VA Loan Limits for High-Cost Counties 2017
    Military.com
    The VA loan limit for 2017 is $424,100. But it could actually be substantially more if you buy a home in a high-cost county. Se...
  • Get the FAQs on VA Home Loans
    We've answered 16 of the most frequently asked VA Loan Benefit questions. View them now to get a quick understanding of your be...
  • Top 3 VA Home Loan Tips
    There are numerous advantages to having a VA mortgage. A VA mortgage loan can be guaranteed with no money down, in some cases u...
© 2016 Military Advantage