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Retired Reserve Members and Families

Retired Reserve members and their families may qualify for different options based on the age of the sponsor.

At any time, you can enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. It's separate from TRICARE's health plans.

Health Plan Options

Under Age 60

Upon retirement and when you are under age 60:

  • You and your family may qualify to purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve.
  • If you don't purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve, you don't qualify for any other TRICARE health plan options until you turn age 60 and begin receiving retirement pay.

If you purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve and you have adult children who "age out" at 21 (or 23 if attending college), they may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult.

Age 60 and Older

When you turn 60 and begin receiving retired pay, you and your family become eligible for the same TRICARE health benefits as all other retired service members. Your health plan options are different based on where you live:

In the United States, you can use:

Outside of the United States, you can use: 

Additionally, adult children who "age out" at 21 (or 23 if attending college) may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult.

Last Updated 7/29/2014

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