The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) offers transitional Tricare coverage to certain separating active duty members and their eligible family members. TRICARE eligibility under the TAMP is good for up to 180 days. The following is a summary of the TAMP program:
Who is Eligible for TAMP
Generally, to be eligible for healthcare benefits through the TAMP program you must be:
- Involuntarily separated from active duty and their eligible family members;
- A National Guard or Reserve member separated from active duty after being called up or ordered in support of a contingency operation for an active duty period of more than 30 days;
- Separated from active duty after being involuntarily retained in support of a contingency operation; or
- Separated from active duty following a voluntary agreement to stay on active duty for less than one year in support of a contingency mission.
Active duty sponsors and family members enrolled in Tricare Prime who want to continue their enrollment upon the sponsor's separation from active duty status must do so while the member is on active duty.
Family members whose applications are received through the 20th of the month are enrolled the first day of the next month. Family members whose applications are received after the 20th of the month are enrolled the month that follows. For example, if the application is received June 20, Tricare Prime coverage for the family member begins July 1. If the application is received June 21, coverage for the family member begins Aug. 1.
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