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TRICARE Select Fees for Group A retirees Toolkit

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Enrollment Fees

  • Congress directed the DHA to implement TRICARE SelectStarting on January 1, 2018, TRICARE Select replaces TRICARE Standard and Extra. TRICARE Select is a self-managed, preferred provider network plan. TRICARE Select is a fee-for-service option in the United States that allows you to get care from any TRICARE-authorized provider.  Enrollment is required to participate. TRICARE Select retiree enrollment fees in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2021, TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries will be required to pay TRICARE Select enrollment fees. This must be done via allotment, where feasible. 
    • Group A consists of sponsors and their family members who first became affiliated with the military through enlistment or appointment before January 1, 2018.
    • Enrollment fees are waived for Chapter 61 (medical) retirees and their family members and survivors of deceased Active Duty Service Members. 

Enrollment Fees Select Group A retired:

  • Individual $150 yr/ $12.50 mo; Deductible $150; Catastrophic Cap $3,500
  • Family $300 yr/ $25 mo; Deductible $300; Catastrophic Cap $3,500

Monthly Allotment

  • Retirees will need to contact their regional contractor starting October 1, 2020 to establish enrollment fee payment by monthly allotment, if feasible. If the retired pay is not sufficient to cover the amount of the monthly allotment, beneficiaries can pay enrollment fees by recurring electronic payment, using their bank account or a debit/credit card. 
  • Un-remarried former spouses will not be able to pay by allotment. These beneficiaries will set up monthly recurring fee payment by electronic funds transfer.
  • Beneficiaries must set up their monthly enrollment fee payment by December 31, 2020 to avoid disenrollment.
  • If the beneficiary contacts their Regional contractor after November 20, 2020, the contractor may request two (2) months advance enrollment fees up front, via debit or credit, to establish monthly allotment.  

Failure to Pay

  • Beneficiaries who do not set up a monthly allotment or electronic enrollment fee payment by December 31, 2020 will be disenrolled for failure to pay enrollment fees on January 1, 2021. 
  • If a beneficiary is terminated for failure to pay, the contractor can reinstate their enrollment if the beneficiary requests reinstatement within 180 days of December 31, 2020 (no later than June 30, 2021).
  • To reinstate coverage, beneficiaries must pay all enrollment fees back to January 1, 2021. 

TRICARE Select Group B Retiree 

  • There is no change for TRICARE Select Group B beneficiaries. They currently pay enrollment fees.
    • Group B: Sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

TRICARE For LifeMedicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaires who have both Medicare Part A and B.TRICARE For Life

There is no change for TRICARE For Life. They don't currently pay enrollment fees.


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