Tricare for Activated Guard and Reserve

Grissom firefighters, operating two fire trucks, extinguish flames on a mock airframe during a night-time training exercise at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., May 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota)
Grissom firefighters, operating two fire trucks, extinguish flames on a mock airframe during a night-time training exercise at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., May 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota)

If you are a Reservist or National Guard called to active duty you may be worried about your health care coverage. Don't worry - you and your family are covered under Tricare.

Reserve and guard members as well as their families are eligible for government sponsored healthcare under the Tricare program. This is one of the best health insurance programs around.

Tricare Coverage

All members of the selected reserve have the option to purchase their health coverage from Tricare. Check out the Tricare Reserve Select fact sheet to learn more. 

In addition, as a reservist you may be eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) upon demobilization.

Tricare While on Duty

When on military duty, Reserve Component (RC) members are covered for any injury, illness or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty. This includes traveling directly to or from the place where they perform military duty.

When ordered to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days, RC members and their family's heath and dental care needs are covered under several Tricare options:

    Eligibility

    Reserve members and National Guard members called to active duty are covered under Tricare. Family members are covered as well.

    Early Eligibility for Reserve Component

    If you have received delayed-effective-date active duty orders with a reporting date some time in the future, did you know you and your family might already be eligible for health care coverage under Tricare? Learn more about Early Eligibility.

    For More Information

    Go to our Tricare Overview page to read more.

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