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By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age 65. Be sure to sign up for Part B no later than two months before your 65th birthday. If you do not receive a postcard from DMDC, call them at 1- 800-538-9552. You must have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE For Life. TRICARE For Life is Medicare wrap-around coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries. For more information, visit TRICARE For Life webpage. You can get information about Medicare Parts A and B on the Medicare website.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.