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Patients by TRICARE Plan

TRICARE serves approximately 9.6 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.

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 Enrolled:
4.8 million beneficiaries
TRICARE SelectTRICARE 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 Enrolled/Non-Enrolled:
2.3 million beneficiaries
2.5 million beneficiaries

3,405,000 Prime: MTF PCM

1,248,000 Prime: Network PCM

112,000 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

9,000 TRICARE Young AdultA premium-based plan for qualified adult children.TRICARE Young Adult-Prime

1,682,000 TRICARE Select

376,000 TRICARE Reserve SelectA premium-based plan for qualified Selected Reserve members and their families.TRICARE Reserve Select

224,000 Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”Direct Care Only

31,000 TRICARE PlusA limited primary care program available at some military hospitals and clinics.TRICARE Plus

24,000 TRICARE Young Adult- Select

11,000 TRICARE Retired ReserveA preimum-based plan for qualified Retired Reserve members and their families.TRICARE Retired Reserve

2,104,000 TRICARE For LifeMedicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaires who have both Medicare Part A and B.TRICARE For Life

186,000 TRICARE Plus

97,000 Direct Care Only

41,000 US Family Health Plan

33,000 Prime: MTF PCM

30,000 Prime: Network PCM

3,000 Other

Last Updated: August 05, 2021

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