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TRICARE – Eligible Family Members

The following individuals are eligible for various forms of TRICARE:

Uniformed Service members, which includes active duty and retired members of the

  • S. Army
  • S. Air Force
  • S. Navy
  • S. Marine Corps
  • S. Coast Guard
  • Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
  • Their families

National Guard/Reserve members, which includes members of the

  • Army National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Air National Guard
  • Air Force Reserve
  • S. Coast Guard Reserve
  • Their families


Former spouses (not remarried and not covered by private insurance)

Medal of Honor recipients and their families

Others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

For coverage purposes, a family member must be a

  • Spouse
  • Unremarried widow or widower
  • Unmarried child under 21 years of age (including adopted children and stepchildren)
  • Unmarried child over 21 and under 23 years of age who is a full-time student
  • Unmarried child over 23 and under 26 years of age who is a still a dependent

Dependent parent or parent-in-law

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