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TRICARE Young Adult

Benefit overview

Children enrolled in TRICARE under a parent’s plan may purchase TRICARE Young Adult when their coverage ends at age 21 (or 23 if enrolled in college) if they meet certain eligibility requirements.

How this benefit helps

This benefit helps military families by providing TRICARE health insurance for young adults who are no longer eligible for coverage.

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TRICARE provides health care for service members and their families.

Unmarried children may still be eligible for coverage through TRICARE Young Adult up until age 26.

How to access this benefit

If you qualify, there are four ways to purchase TRICARE Young Adult: online, by phone, by fax or by mail. The TRICARE website provides more information on enrolling in TRICARE Young Adult.


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