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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.

4.8 million

TRICARE Prime, which includes:

  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas
1.96 million TRICARE Standard and Extra
  • Active Duty Family Members - 290,000
  • Activated Guard/Reserve Family Members - 79,000
  • Retired Service Members - 545,000
  • Retired Family Members - 908,000
  • Survivors - 100,000
2.12 million

TRICARE For Life

  • TRICARE For Life only - 1.91 million
  • TRICARE For Life + TRICARE Plus - 169,000
  • TRICARE For Life + US Family Health Plan - 41,000
364,000 TRICARE Reserve Select
6,200 TRICARE Retired Reserve
47,000 TRICARE Young Adult
  • Prime Option - 28,000
  • Standard Option - 18,000
143,000 US Family Health Plan
77,000 Beneficiaries who are age 65 and older, but not eligible for TRICARE For Life
199,000

Using TRICARE Plus*

  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE For Life: 169,000
  • TRICARE Plus + TRICARE Standard and Extra: 30,000

*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 2/26/2016