Changes for TRICARE Prime

Active-duty servicemembers and their families will be unaffected when long-delayed reductions to areas where the TRICARE Prime option is offered take place Oct. 1. However, some military retirees and their dependents who reside more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or near base closure site will be moved to TRICARE Standard coverage. Provisions will allow Prime beneficiaries who see providers outside the 40-mile service area to remain in Prime if they reside within 100 miles of an available primary care manager and sign an access waiver. Contractors such as United HealthCare Military & Veterans, Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military will continue to assist beneficiaries in obtaining providers in their regions. Beneficiaries should speak to their health care providers and families to assess the best course of action.

Read the Military Update for more details.