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TRICARE Select fees for Group A retirees

This is your last chance to avoid disenrollment from TRICARE Select.

Effective January 1, 2021, Group A retired beneficiaries are required to pay enrollment fees each month via allotment when feasible. In addition to setting up your allotment, you will be required to make a one-time quarterly payment in order to remain enrolled.

Set up allotment now

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To remain enrolled, you must make a one-time quarterly payment AND request to set up your monthly allotment online any time before February 1, 2021 when it’s convenient for you!

Step 1: Set up allotment

Step 2: Make a quarterly payment



What if I'm not eligible for allotment?

If you are unable to pay via allotment, in addition to making your one-time quarterly payment, you must set up a different automatic payment method before 2/1/2021. Payments can be set up using your bank account or a debit/credit card.

What happens if I miss the deadline?

If you are disenrolled on 2/1 for failure to pay enrollment fees, you must call us to request reinstatement no later than June 30, 2021. Until you are reinstated, you will only be able to receive care from a military hospital or clinic, if space is available, and you will be responsible for all civilian healthcare costs.

What if I do not want to remain enrolled in TRICARE Select?

If you choose not to remain enrolled in TRICARE Select, please call us prior to 2/1/2021. We will promptly process your voluntary disenrollment and will no longer reach out to set up payment.

Additional information

  • As part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress directed the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to implement enrollment fees for TRICARE Select Group A retirees, starting January 1, 2021
  • Group A includes those retirees whose initial enlistment or appointment, or that of their sponsor’s, occurred before January 1, 2018
  • There is no change for TRICARE Select Group B beneficiaries, as they currently pay enrollment fees