National Guard or Reserve members are deactivated once they leave active duty service. Your benefits upon deactivating depend on whether your active duty service supported a contingency operation.
- If you were activated in support of a contingency operation, you qualify for the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) upon deactivation.
- If you were not activated in support of a contingency operation, you may qualify to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select upon deactivation.
Transitional Assistance Management Program
TAMP offers 180 days of continued TRICARE coverage following your active duty service. Check with your personnel office or visit the DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application to determine your eligibility for TAMP. Family members are also eligbile for transitional coverage under TAMP. >>Learn More
TRICARE Reserve Select
You may qualify to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS), a voluntary premium-based health plan that offers health coverage similar to TRICARE Standard and Extra. To see if you qualify, go to the DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application. Member-only or member-and-family plans are available. When you purchase TRS, you may choose to have your coverage begin immediately upon the loss of your active duty health benefits or, if you're eligible for TAMP, after the 180-day period ends. >>Learn More
Line of Duty Care
You are covered for any illness, injury or disease sustained or aggravated in the line of duty. >>Learn More
Prescription Drug Coverage
You and your family are eligible for TRICARE prescription drug coverage only when you are covered by TAMP, TRS or the CHCBP (described below).
If you qualify for TAMP as described above, then you remain covered by active duty dental benefits during the 180-day TAMP period. You will continue to receive dental care at military dental facilities and through the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program. All orthodontics, implants, and certain complex treatments must be completed within the TAMP period.
Please Note: The TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program is only available in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. If in other overseas areas, you'll receive dental care at military dental facilities.
At the end of the TAMP period, you may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program. If you were enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before you were activated, your TRICARE Dental Program coverage will automatically resume when TAMP ends, and you'll start paying your monthly premiums again. If you weren't enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before, you can do so at anytime.
If you do not qualify for TAMP coverage, you may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program when you deactivate. If you were enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program before you were activated, your TRICARE Dental Program coverage will automatically resume, and you'll start paying your monthly premiums again. If you weren't enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program, you can do so at anytime.
Your family's enrollment in the TRICARE Dental Program will continue uninterrupted, however, their premiums will return to the pre-activation rates.
Loss of Eligibility
If you are not eligible for TAMP or TRS, you and your family may qualify for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP). The CHCBP is a premium-based health plan that you may purchase upon loss of TRICARE eligibility. To participate, you must purchase the CHCBP within 60 days of loss of eligibility. Single or family plans are available. >>Learn More
Do you have a child enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult?
For your son or daughter to remain eligible and enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult, you must also be eligible for TRICARE benefits through TAMP or by purchasing TRICARE Reserve Select. If you are not eligible for TAMP or TRS upon deactivation, your child's eligibility for TRICARE Young Adult also ends. In this scenario, your child would also qualify to purchase the CHCBP.