When you retire from active duty, your TRICARE plan options will change. As a retiree, you will need to take action to enroll in a TRICARE plan if you want to continue to receive coverage for civilian care. First, update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). The next steps depend on which TRICARE plans you are eligible to use. If eligible, you can reenroll yourself and eligible family members in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select. Depending on the plan you choose, you will pay the single or family enrollment fee. There is no TRICARE Select enrollment fee for Group A retirees. For more information, visit the TRICARE website.
For complete guides on TRICARE programs, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.