This October retirees have seen their TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increased to $269.28 per year for individuals and $538.56 per year for retirees with families. However, retirees should know that TRICARE is warning that these enrollment fees could increase again when Congress passes the final FY 2013 budget.
Retirees can choose to pay the enrollment fees annually, quarterly or monthly. But they must keep in mind that TRICARE Prime enrollment fees are non-refundable, in most cases.
TRICARE is recommending that retirees pay either monthly (through automatic deduction/charge) or quarterly due to the chance enrollment fees may increase again before the end of the fiscal year.
NOTE: To date there have been no changes to TRICARE for Life -- enrollment remains free to retirees over age 65.
The current fee payments break down as follows:
|Annual Payment:||Individual: $269.28 Family: $538.56|
|Quarterly Payment:||Individual: $67.32 Family: $134.64|
|Monthly Payment:||Individual: $22.44 Family: $44.88|
Download the TRICARE Prime Enrollment Fee Factsheet.