Moving When Deploying

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Moving When Deploying 

Deploying isn’t considered a QLE, by itself. If you deploy and your family chooses to relocate to a new country, city, or region, the change of address for the family members will trigger a QLE.

Visit Moving to learn more.

Before deploying, you should:

  • Leave a copy of your orders
  • Prepare a Power of Attorney
  • Fill out paperwork so your family members can get copies of medical records and personal health information
  • Make necessary financial arrangements (allotments, automatic bill paying, etc.)

DEERS

Always keep your family's information current in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

  • Show your spouse how to make changes in DEERS while you're away
  • Get identification (ID) cards updated if they're about to expire

TRICARE

Make sure your family knows how to get health care while you're away.

  • Make a list of important phone numbers.     
    • Primary care manager or provider to call for appointments
    • Regional contractor

Go to Contact Us for up-to-date phone numbers.

  • Review your family's TRICARE plan information. Go to Health Plans for information about your plan 
  • Talk about how and where to get prescriptions. Go to Pharmacy for information about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program 
 
Enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote?

You can remain enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote when your sponsor deploys, as long as you do not move from the designated TRICARE Prime Remote location.  To find out more, contact your regional contractor.

Need help talking to your kids?

Download a copy of “My Life - A Kids’ Journal” designed for military children whose parent or loved one is deployed.

Last Updated 12/21/2018