The US Family Health Plan is part of the military health system. We offer the full-range of TRICARE Prime benefits, and place a strong emphasis on wellness.
The US Family Health Plans are available in various regions of the country. New enrollment is open to people who are 64 years old or younger who are eligible for military health care.
Eligible participants are:
- Active duty family members
- Retired service members and their families*
- Family members of Activated National Guard/Reserve members
- Non-activated National Guard/Reserve members and their families who qualify for care under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
- Retired National Guard/Reserve members (age 60 and receiving retired pay) and their families*
- Medal of Honor recipients and their families
- Qualified former spouses
Our service areas are based on zip codes. Depending on where you live, you could be eligible for our plans.
TRICARE Open Season
TRICARE has changed its enrollment rules to provide for an annual open enrollment season. The open season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. It occurs each Fall, beginning on the Monday of the second full week in November to the Monday of the second full week in December. During the TRICARE open season, you can:
- Enroll in a new TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan;
- Change your enrollment (e.g., from individual to family);
If you are happy with your current TRICARE health plan, including the US Family Health Plan, you don’t have to take any action to stay enrolled.
Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season
Good news! If you are already enrolled in another TRICARE Prime program, you may switch and enroll in the US Family Health Plan any time during the year. Outside of the annual TRICARE open enrollment season, and if you are not already enrolled in TRICARE Prime, you can enroll in or change enrollment to TRICARE Prime, including the US Family Health Plan, or to TRICARE Select, following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).
A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. A TRICARE QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member means all family members may make enrollment changes. To learn more, visitwww.tricare.mil/lifeevents.
*Retirees who were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, and have remained enrolled, may continue to receive care through the US Family Health Plans beyond the age of 64. Beneficiaries who enrolled after Sept. 30, 2012 must transition to Tricare For Life when they reach age 65.