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Am I Eligible for TRICARE?


Healthcare is a big issue for many Americans today. If you are in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, then healthcare is available through the TRICARE program.

Active service members and reservists that have been activated to service are required to enroll in one of the TRICARE prime programs. The prime programs include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas.

There are also several other eligibility groups. If you are a spouse or child of an active duty member, you are also eligible. Uniformed retirees as well as their spouses and unmarried children also remain eligible. If you are a Medal of Honor recipient or a qualified dependent, you are also eligible for the TRICARE program. The former spouses of qualified service member also maintain eligibility as long as they remain unmarried. Once remarried, eligibility ceases.

There are specific criteria for families that have lost loved ones while serving our country. These can be explained in further detail by the benefits' officer for the representative branch. The eligibly period usually is at least three years, with cost sharing, as long as the service member was active for at least 31 days before their death.

The criteria list for eligibility under different circumstances is long and quite detailed. Make sure that you do all of your research and take advantage of the information that the benefits' officer can provide to you. They are more than happy to assist you with the different specifics of the TRICARE program. The TRICARE program is a very important benefit to our military members and their families.

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