Billing and Enrollment
Billing Enrollment Eligibility

View billing summary and payment options in self-service

Through self-service, you can pay your current amount due, view your billing summary, make a one-time premium payment or set up automatic payments quickly and conveniently.

Enroll in a health plan

For new enrollees or those with a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), enrollment is easy using Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE). With BWE, you can also make changes to your Primary Care Manager (PCM), pay enrollment fees and add Other Health Insurance (OHI) if applicable. Please note that a Common Access Card (CAC), DFAS (MyPay) Account, or a DoD Self-Service Logon is required to log in to BWE.

Be sure to confirm your eligibility and ensure your information is up-to-date by visiting the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) before enrolling.

*Online enrollment is currently only for new enrollments or a (QLE). To make a change to your plan during Open Season or QLE, download the appropriate form for your plan type. 

Enroll online at BWE

Qualifying Life Event (QLE)

A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE health plan options are available to you. A QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member means all family members may make enrollment changes.

With any QLE, the first step is to update your or your family member's information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Once your change shows in DEERS, you may make any eligible enrollment change.

What happens if I don’t take action during a QLE?

If you remain eligible for your current health plan and wish to continue coverage following a QLE, you don’t need to take action.

If you aren't already in a health plan and don't enroll in one, you'll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

When retiring from active duty, you must make an enrollment decision within 90 days of your retirement. If you don’t enroll in a health plan within the 90-day period, you’ll lose TRICARE coverage and may only be eligible for care at military hospitals or clinics if space is available.

See what qualifies as a QLE

Verify your eligibility

TRICARE is a healthcare program for uniformed service members, retirees and their families around the world.

Your benefits and plan options will vary depending on whether you are a sponsor (active duty, retired or National Guard and Reserve) or a family member (spouse or child enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)).

DEERS is a computerized database of active duty and retired service members, their family members and others who are eligible for TRICARE. Proper and current DEERS registration is key to getting timely, effective TRICARE benefits. Keeping DEERS up-to-date will prevent problems with claims and other healthcare benefits.

Learn more about DEERS