TRICARE beneficiaries were required to enroll in or change their TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan for 2019 by Dec. 31, 2018. If you missed the December 31, 2018 deadline, you will now only be able to enroll or make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan during the annual TRICARE Open Season or after a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). The next TRICARE Open Season will take place in fall of 2019 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2020. A Qualifying Life Event is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. For more information, visit the TRICARE QLEs webpage.
For more TRICARE benefits information, visit Military.com's TRICARE section.