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TRICARE Select Fees for Group A retirees Toolkit

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Background and Information

Effective January 1, 2018, 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 National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA-17), but delayed implementation of fees until January 1, 2021 for Group A retirees.

TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries have not previously paid enrollment fees. If the sponsor’s initial enlistment or appointment occurred before January 1, 2018, they and their family members are in Group A.

Please review campaign information and beneficiary-centric products developed to help you raise awareness and educate beneficiaries about this upcoming change for TRICARE Select Group A retirees and their families.

Key Points:

  • 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.
  • This is a change. TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries have not paid enrollment fees for TRICARE Select previously.
  • Enrollment fees are waived for Chapter 61 retirees and their family members and survivors of deceased ADSMs.
  • There is no change for TRICARE Select Group B beneficiaries. They currently pay enrollment fees.
  • ADFMs in group A and B do not pay TRICARE Select enrollment fees.
  • In order to maintain health care coverage, TRICARE Select Group A retired beneficiaries must take action and pay their TRICARE Select enrollment fees.
  • During TRICARE Open Season, beneficiaries can set up an allotment for enrollment fees with their regional contractor.
  • Beneficiaries who don’t set up their TRICARE Select enrollment fee payment by Jan. 1, 2021 will be disenrolled from TRICARE Select due to non-payment.
    • Beneficiaries will have 90 days from their termination date to request reinstatement.
  • If they don’t take action, beneficiaries will only be able to get care from a military hospital or clinic if space is available (i.e. all civilian healthcare costs will be their full responsibility).
  • This fee also applies to TRICARE Overseas Program Select Group A retired beneficiaries.

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