National Guard/Reserve Members and Families
National Guard/Reserve membersIncludes members of the:
Army National Guard,
Marine Corps Reserve,
Air National Guard,
Air Force Reserve, and
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. and their families are eligible for TRICARE in certain circumstances.
Note: Members of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) may purchase the TRICARE Dental Program, but usually do not qualify for any other TRICARE benefits unless they are on active duty orders or immediately following a period of activation.
TRICARE coverage is different depending on the sponsor's military status which can change multiple times throughout his or her career. Family member eligiblity and coverage options are also based on the sponsor's military status.