What is TRICARE?

TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s worldwide health care program for active duty and retired uniformed services members and their families.


TRICARE is a health program for:

  • Uniformed Service members. and their families,
  • National Guard/Reserve members and their families,
  • Survivors,
  • Former spouses,
  • Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and
  • Others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

Types of Beneficiaries

  1. Sponsors—active duty, retired and Guard/Reserve members.
  2. Family members—spouses and children who are registered in DEERS.

Your benefits and plans will vary depending on your beneficiary category.

For more info on Tricare programs and eligibility please visit TRICARE