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Patients by TRICARE Plan

TRICARE serves approximately 9.5 million beneficiaries. This table shows the breakdown of that population by the type of plans being used. To learn more about these plans, visit the TRICARE Website.

Number of Beneficiaries TRICARE Plan Additional Information
4.7 million TRICARE PrimeA managed care option available in Prime Service Areas in the United States; you have an assigned primary care manager who provides most of your care.TRICARE Prime, which includes:
  • TRICARE Prime RemoteA managed care option for active duty service members and their families who live in designated remote locations in the U.S. (usually more than 50 miles or one hour's drive time from a military hospital or clinic).TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime OverseasA managed care option for active duty service members and command-sponsored family members in overseas areas near military hospitals and clinics.TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote OverseasA managed care option for active duty service members and command-sponsored family members in designated remote overseas locations.TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
  • Active Duty Service Members - 1.37 million
  • Active Duty Family Members - 1.39 million
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Members - 186,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 189,000
  • Retired Service Members - 566,000
  • Retired Family Members - 999,000
  • Survivors - 38,000
2.13 million 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
  • Active Duty Family Members - 265,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 100,000
  • Retired Service Members - 427,000
  • Retired Family Members - 815,000
  • Survivors - 65,000
2.44 million TRICARE For LifeMedicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaires who have both Medicare Part A and B.TRICARE For Life
  • TRICARE For Life only - 2.05 million
  • TRICARE For Life + TRICARE PlusA limited primary care program available at some military hospitals and clinics.TRICARE Plus - 188,000
  • TRICARE For Life + US Family Health PlanA Prime option available through networks of community-based, not-for-profit health care systems in six areas of the U.S.US Family Health Plan - 43,000
377,000 TRICARE Reserve SelectA premium-based plan for qualified Selected Reserve members and their families.TRICARE Reserve Select  
8,400 TRICARE Retired ReserveA preimum-based plan for qualified Retired Reserve members and their families.TRICARE Retired Reserve  
37,000 TRICARE Young AdultA premium-based plan for qualified adult children.TRICARE Young Adult
  • Prime Option - 14,000
  • Standard Option - 23,000
107,000 (Excludes 43,000 with USFHP + TFL) US Family Health Plan   
74,000 Beneficiaries who are age 65 and older, but not eligible for TRICARE For Life  
217,000 Using TRICARE Plus
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE For Life: 188,000
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE Standard and Extra: 29,000

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