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TRICARE Young Adult Prime Costs

Monthly Premiums

  • The current monthly premium is $208 per month (through December 31, 2015)
  • The 2016 monthly premium will be $306 per month (starting January 1, 2016)

Paying Monthly Premiums

  • When you first enroll, you'll pay two-month premium payment by check, money order or cashier's check or debit/credit card.
  • After that, premims are paid automatically by an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or recurring debit/credit card


Active Duty Sponsors

If your sponsor is on active duty:

  • You pay nothing out-of-pocket for any type of care
  • Unless you get care without a referral, then you will pay point-of-service charges

Retired Sponsors

If your sponsor is retired:

  • You pay the copayments below for care from TRICARE network provider
  • If you get care without a referral, then you'll pay point-of-service charges
  • Your costs are for care from civilian primary care managers (PCMs) or for care received with a PCM referral, when required.

These costs are effective 10/1/2014.
Service Cost
Annual Deductible $0 (unless using POS)
Ambulance Services $20 per occurance
Ambulatory Surgery (Same Day) $25
Behavioral Health (Inpatient) $40 per day
Behavioral Health (Outpatient)

Individual: $25
Group: $17

Clinical Preventive Services $0 from a network provider
DME, Prosthetic Devices, Medical Supplies Cost share is 20% of the negotiated fee
Emergency Services $30 per visit
Home Health Care $0
Hospice Care $0
Hospitalization (Inpatient Care) $11 per day ($25 minimum charge)
Immunizations $0 from a network provider
Laboratory and X-ray

Ancillary* services: $0
Other Radiology services: $12 per visit

Maternity (office visits and hospitalization for delivery planned in a hospital in an inpatient setting)

$11 per day ($25 minimum charge)

Note: this is one global fee for all of the maternity care and delivery.

Maternity (office visits for delivery planning in a TRICARE-authorized birthing center) $25 per visit
Maternity (office visits for delivery planned at home or other setting) $12 per visit
Newborn Care $11 per day ($25 minimum charge)
Outpatient Visit $12 per visit
Skilled Nursing (Inpatient) $11 per day ($25 minimum charge)
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Newborn care is not covered unless the father of the child is a uniformed service member.

*Ancillary services include:
  • Diagnostic radiology and ultrasound
  • Diagnostic nuclear medicine
  • Pathology and laboratory services
  • Cardiovascular studies
  • Venipuncture
  • Collection of blood samples
  • Fetal monitoring

Last Updated 10/28/2015