Retired Reserve Members and Families
Retired Reserve members and their families may qualify for different options based on the age of the sponsor.
Health Plan Options
Under Age 60
When you retire and you're under age 60:
- You and your family may qualify to purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve.
- If you don't purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve, you don't qualify for any other TRICARE health plans until you turn age 60.
If you purchase TRICARE Retired Reserve and you have adult children who "age out" at 21 (or 23 if attending college), they may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult.
Age 60 and Older
When you turn 60, you and your family become eligible for the same TRICARE health benefits as all other retired service members. Your health plan options are different based on where you live:
In the United States, you can use:
Outside of the United States, you can use:
Additionally, adult children who "age out" at 21 (or 23 if attending college) may qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult.
Last Updated 4/10/2019