Transitional healthcare benefits

TRICARE offers three options for beneficiaries separating from active duty:

  • Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
  • Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC)
  • Continued Health Care Benefits Program (CHCBP)
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Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP)

TAMP provides 180 days of transitional healthcare benefits to help certain armed services members and their families transition to civilian life after separating from active duty service.

Qualifying beneficiaries may enroll in TRICARE Prime if they reside in a PSA, or they can enroll in TRICARE Select. Rules and processes for these programs apply, and beneficiaries are responsible for ADFM costs.

TAMP beneficiaries must present valid uniformed services ID cards or CACs at the time of service.

Note: TAMP does not cover Line-of-Duty (LOD) Care. Learn more about LOD Care for National Guard and Reserve members 

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Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) program

TCSRC extends TRICARE coverage for qualified former ADSMs diagnosed with service-related conditions during their 180-day TAMP period.

To qualify for TCSRC, a TAMP-eligible member’s medical condition must be:

  • Service-related
  • Newly discovered or diagnosed during the 180-day TAMP period
  • Able to be resolved within 180 days
  • Validated by a DoD physician

The TCSRC benefit covers care only for the specific service-related conditions. Preventive and health maintenance care is not covered. If a military hospital or clinic is not available, TCSRC beneficiaries may seek care from a TRICARE-authorized civilian provider. There are no copays or cost-shares under TCSRC and providers must submit claims to Humana Military. The TCSRC benefit is available worldwide. Learn more about TCRSC

Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)

CHCBP is a premium-based healthcare program administered by Humana Military. CHCBP offers temporary transitional healthcare coverage (18 to 36 months) after TRICARE eligibility ends.

CHCBP acts as a bridge between military healthcare benefits and the beneficiary’s new civilian healthcare plan. CHCBP benefits are comparable to TRICARE Select, but differences do exist.

The main difference is that beneficiaries must pay quarterly premiums. In addition, under CHCBP, providers are not required to use or coordinate with military hospitals or clinics.

Providers must coordinate with Humana Military to obtain referrals and authorizations for CHCBP beneficiaries. Providers must seek authorization for care that is deemed medically necessary. Medical necessity rules for CHCBP beneficiaries follow TRICARE Select guidelines.

  • To coordinate CHCBP referrals and authorizations, call (800) 444-5445
  • For behavioral health CHCBP referrals and authorizations, send an email to or contact by phone at (800) 444-5445
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