When Activated

When you're activatedCalled or ordered to active service for more than 30 consecutive days. you become eligible for the same health and dental benefits as active duty service members. Enroll in one of these Prime options when you arrive at your final duty station:

If enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program:

Family Member Coverage

Family members are eligible for TRICARE as active duty family members and may use any of the following options depending on where they live when you're activated.

If enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Progam before you were activated, their coverage will continue with reduced premiums. If not enrolled, they may enroll at any time. >>Learn More

If Issued Delayed-Effective-Date Orders

  • If issued delayed-effective-date active duty orders for more than 30 days in support of a contingency operation, you may qualify up to 180 days early for active duty TRICARE benefits. >>Learn More
  • If you don't meet these "early eligibility" requirements, your coverage (and your family's coverage) will begin on the first day of your orders.

Last Updated 11/21/2013