New baby coming or just arrived? Enroll your baby in DEERS to keep your child covered by TRICARE. Then, decide in the first 60 days after birth if you want your child in TRICARE Prime or Standard. By policy, newborns are covered under TRICARE Prime for 60 days after birth, as long as another family member is already enrolled in a Prime option. Once enrolled in DEERS and after those first 60 days in Prime, the child's health coverage shifts to TRICARE Standard unless there is a formal enrollment into Prime. For more information visit the Enroll or Purchase a Plan webpage on the TRICARE website. You can find the nearest DEERS registration site online at the RAPIDS Site Locator. If there are special circumstances for you (such as you are a single parent), visit milConnect's Life Events that Impact Your Benefits webpage.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.