When Coverage Begins

You may purchase coverage to begin in any month of the year.

  • Your Reserve Component Health Coverage Request Form must be postmarked or received no later than the last day of the month before coverage is to begin.
  • Coverage begins on the first day of the first or second month after you submit the form, whichever you select.

If losing coverage under another TRICARE health plan option, you can purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve with no break in coverage.

  • Your Reserve Component Health Coverage Request Form must be postmarked or received no later than 30 days after the loss of other TRICARE coverage.
  • Coverage begins on the first day after you lose the other coverage.

Application deadlines and effective dates of coverage will vary if you have changes in family composition such as marriage, birth/adoption or a sponsor's death.

Last Updated 7/29/2013

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North-Health Net

1-877-TRICARE
(1-877-874-2273)

www.hnfs.com
South-Humana Military

1-800-444-5445

Humana-Military.com
West-UnitedHealthcare

1-877-988-WEST
(1-877-988-9378)

www.uhcmilitarywest.com
Overseas-International SOS

Country-specific toll-free numbers

www.tricare-overseas.com
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