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TRICARE For Life Costs

When you use TRICARE For Life, you don't pay any enrollment fees. But you must pay Medicare Part B monthly premiums. Your Part B premium is based on your income. For more information about Part B premiums visit www.medicare.gov or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778).

For services covered by both Medicare and TRICARE:

  • Medicare pays first
  • TRICARE For Life pays second for TRICARE-covered services

For services covered by TRICARE but not by Medicare:

  • TRICARE For Life pays first
  • Medicare pays nothing
  • You must pay the TRICARE fiscal year deductible and cost shares

For services covered by Medicare but not by TRICARE:

  • Medicare pays first
  • TRICARE For Life pays nothing
  • You must pay the Medicare deductible and coinsurance

For services not covered by Medicare or TRICARE:

  • Medicare and TRICARE pay nothing
  • You must pay the entire bill

View the TRICARE For Life cost chart for more information.

Note: If you get care overseas (excluding U.S. Territories), you'll have the same costs as TRICARE Standard Overseas.

Last Updated 4/10/2014