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Open Season

Open Season is over, but eligible beneficiaries have until December 31, 2018 to make changes to their TRICARE plan.

Open Season is over

Open Season is now over. However, if you are still interested in changing your plan for the 2019 calendar year, you still have time to act. Eligible beneficiaries can take advantage of a one-time grace period extension that ends on December 31, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2019, you can only enroll in a plan or make changes during Open Season or following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)

Qualifying Life Events (QLE) include:


Military changes

  • Activating
  • Deactivating
  • Injured on active duty
  • Moving
  • Separating from active duty
  • Retiring

Family changes

  • Getting married
  • Getting divorced
  • Having a baby or adopting
  • Children go to college
  • Children become adults
  • Becoming Medicare-eligible
  • Moving
  • Death in family
  • Loss or gain of Other Health Insurance (OHI)

Interested in changing plans?


I am a(n)... I want to change my TRICARE plan
Active Duty Service Member No action needed. This doesn't apply to you.
At retirement, Active Duty coverage ends.
Learn about your options and what to do
Active Duty Family Member
You can change plans during the 2018 Open Season.
Change plans
Retired service member or family enrolled
in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select
You can change plans during the 2018 Open Season.
Change plans
Retired service member or family member
using TRICARE For Life
No action needed. This doesn’t apply to you.
Reserve component member or family member
enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve
No action needed. This doesn’t apply to you.
Qualified adult children enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult
No action needed. This doesn't apply to you.

Find out which TRICARE plan is right for you and your family. Compare plans

Enroll or change your plan now!

Enrolling online is the quickest and easiest way change your benefit.

Enroll now

Things to consider before you change your plan

If grandfathered beneficiaries disenroll from their current Prime plan, they will
lose their grandfathered status if they ever choose to re-enroll in Prime.

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If you are retiring this year and want to keep TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select,
you must reenroll within 90 days after your retirement date. Learn more

Don’t forget to update your family’s information in DEERS

How to enroll

You can enroll or change your plan online, over the phone, or by mail. If you
would like to mail or fax, please download the appropriate enrollment form

Please have your sponsor's TRICARE ID ready when calling

When you are ready to enroll or change plans, please call (800) 445-5445.

Enrollment forms

You can mail or fax your form to:

(800) 836-9535

or

TRICARE East Region
c/o Humana Military
Attn: PNC Bank
PO Box 105838
Atlanta, GA 30348-5838

You may qualify for Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
for 2019, including dental and/or vision.

Learn more