Using TRICARE For Life Overseas

Medicare provides coverage in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Medicare doesn't provide coverage in any other overseas locations.

When using TRICARE For Life in all other overseas locations, whether you live overseas or are traveling overseas, TRICARE is the primary payer and you're responsible for paying TRICARE's annual deductible and cost shares.

If you live overseas, you must have Part B to remain eligible for TRICARE even though Medicare doesn't provide coverage overseas.

Overseas Contractor

International SOS is the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor and will provide the assistance you need for claims, finding a provider, authorization and much more.

Register online for access to secure functions on the TRICARE Overseas Program website, including:

  • Eligibility query
  • Other health insuranceHealth insurance you have in addition to TRICARE, such as Medicare or an employer-sponsored health insurance. TRICARE supplements don’t qualify as "other health insurance." status/update
  • Claim status
  • Deductible/Out-of-pocket expense
  • Contact Customer Service
  • Explanation of Benefits

Want to order a hard copy of the TRICARE For Life Handbook? Call Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) at 1-866-773-0404.

Last Updated 11/18/2022