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TRICARE Health Care Program

Benefit overview

TRICARE is the health care program for service members, retirees and their families worldwide. TRICARE provides comprehensive coverage, health plans, special programs, prescriptions and dental plans. Not all plans are available in all locations.

How this benefit helps

TRICARE helps service members and families by providing health care coverage.

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TRICARE covers health care.

TRICARE brings together the health care resources of the Military Health System — such as military hospitals and clinics — with a network of civilian health care professionals, institutions, pharmacies and suppliers.

How to access this benefit

TRICARE offers different health care plans for different situations. There are plans for active-duty service members, their families, reservists, retirees and more. The TRICARE 101 webpage provides links to the available TRICARE plans, eligibility requirements and a care finder.

To receive benefits through TRICARE, you must enroll in the plan that matches your situation. You can enroll online through the milConnect website. Click on the Benefits tab, and then click on Beneficiary Web Enrollment. Once enrolled, you will be notified by your regional contractor, and you can log in to milConnect to download your enrollment card. Once processed, you can click Find a Doctor. Call your regional TRICARE contractor with questions or if you have special circumstances.

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