Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE. Once you are married, bring your new spouse to a uniformed servicde identification (ID) card office to register him or her in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). You will need a copy of your marriage certificate.
In the following scenarios, getting married will cause TRICARE benefits to end:
- Surviving (widowed) spouse remarries
- Former spouse remarries
- Adult child enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult gets married
Spouse & Family Health Care Options
Depending on where you live, and who you are, your spouse's options will vary.
Active duty spouses may also qualify to enroll in one of these Prime options with their active duty sponsors:
Some of these health plan options require you to enroll by submitting an enrollment application.
Yes, you can enroll in one of two dental insurance plans. These dental plans are separate from TRICARE's health benefit and do require a separate enrollment.
TRICARE provides a robust pharmacy benefit.
Your health care costs are based on who you are and which health plan option you are using.