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National Guard or Reserve Members

As a Guard/Reserve member, your TRICARE coverage is based on your military status:

  • On military duty for less than 30 days
  • Activated-on active duty orders for more than 30 days
  • Deactivated-after you've left active duty (for a period of more than 30 days)

See the table below or view activation-deactivation coverage scenarios.

Military Duty for Less than 30 Days

You may qualify for:

Activated

You qualify for active duty benefits.

Deactivated

You may qualify for:

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Prescriptions

TRICARE offers a robust pharmacy benefit. You're eligible when you're:

  • Enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select
  • On active duty orders
  • Covered by the Transitional Assistance Management Program

Out-of-Pocket Costs

  • You'll have no out-of-pocket costs if on active duty, covered by the Transitional Assitance Management Program or getting line of duty care.
  • If using TRICARE Reserve Select, you'll pay monthly premiums and cost shares. >>Learn More

Family Member Coverage

  • Your spouse and children are covered by TRICARE when you're covered.
    • When on active duty
    • If you've purchased TRICARE Reserve Select
    • When covered by TAMP
    • Family members don't qualify for line of duty care
  • They must be registered as your "dependents" in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

Last Updated 2/20/2014