When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE health plan options may also change. These are known as Qualifying Life Events (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. See what qualifies as a QLE
If you and your family haven’t experienced a QLE, you can enroll in or make changes to your health plan during TRICARE Open Season. Open season occurs each fall, beginning on the Monday of the second full week in November to the Monday of the second full week in December.
If you experience a QLE, are eligible and live in Atlanta, GA, you have an additional choice for enrollment: Kaiser Permanente, a TRICARE Prime option.