TRICARE Prime is the most popular healthcare plan used by active-duty military families. It is the cheapest plan available.
Enrollment in TRICARE Prime’s basic health care plan is limited geographically to beneficiaries who are near military treatment facilities.
TRICARE Standard is a premium health care plan that allows you to choose any TRICARE Standard authorized provider.
TRICARE Extra is available to all TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries except active-duty service members.
When a member retires from active duty or from service in the National Guard or Reserve, his or her eligibility changes, as do the associated costs.
Military retirees and their spouses will no longer be eligible for regular TRICARE coverage after the age of 65.
TRICARE Retired Reserve is available to qualifying retired Reserve and National Guard members and to their families and survivors.
The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program is available to retired service members and their families for coverage in all U.S. territories and Canada.