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Number of Beneficiaries

TRICARE provides coverage to almost 9.4 million beneficiaries around the world. >>View Eligible Beneficiaries by Location

The chart below shows the breakdown of how many beneficiaries are using which TRICARE health plan option.

4.6 million

TRICARE Prime, which includes:

  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
1.94 million TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • Active Duty Family Members - 308,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 86,000
  • Retired Service Members - 540,000
  • Retired Family Members - 903,000
  • Survivors - 99,000
2.14 million

TRICARE For Life

  • TRICARE For Life only - 1.93 million
  • TRICARE For Life + TRICARE Plus - 172,000
  • TRICARE For Life + US Family Health Plan - 41,000
379,000 TRICARE Reserve Select
7,600 TRICARE Retired Reserve
39,300 TRICARE Young Adult
  • Prime Option - 20,000
  • Standard Option - 20,000
104,000 (Excludes 41,000 with USFHP + TFL) US Family Health Plan
78,000 Beneficiaries who are age 65 and older, but not eligible for TRICARE For Life
205,000

Using TRICARE Plus*

  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE For Life: 172,000
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE Standard and Extra: 33,000

*TRICARE Plus is a special program allowing beneficiaries who cannot or do not enroll in a Prime option to receive primary care at military hospitals and clinics. >>Learn More

Last Updated 2/15/2017