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Open Season (November 12 – December 10)

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in a health insurance plan for the next year. With TRICARE, open season will occur each fall, beginning on the Monday of the second full week in November to the Monday of the second full week in December.

During Open Season, you can:

  • Enroll in a new TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan
  • Change your enrollment (e.g., switch from individual to family enrollment)
  • Enroll in a FEDVIP vision or dental plan (for certain categories of beneficiaries)

Thinking about changing plans? See options below and visit the Compare Plans page for a side-by-side plan comparison.

 

I am a(n)...

I want to change my TRICARE plan

I want to enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan

I want to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan

Active Duty Service Member

You can only change plans if you’re retiring.

At retirement, coverage ends. Learn about your options and what to do here.

You do not qualify to purchase a FEDVIP vision plan. You will continue to get your vision care from your military hospital or clinic.
You do not qualify to purchase a FEDVIP dental plan. You will continue to get your dental care from your military hospital or clinic.

Active Duty Family Member*

*Not including adult children enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult 

You can change plans during the 2018 Open Season.
You must enroll during Open Season. You do not qualify to purchase a FEDVIP dental plan. You can get your dental care through the TRICARE Dental Program.

Reserve Component Member or Family Member Enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select

No action needed.


This doesn’t apply to you. 

You must enroll during Open Season.

You do not qualify to purchase a FEDVIP dental plan. You can get your dental care through the TRICARE Dental Program.  

 

Retired Service Member or Family Enrolled in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select You can change plans during the 2018 Open Season. You must enroll during Open Season.

TRDP ends on Dec. 31, 2018.

You must enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan during Open Season to maintain coverage.

 

Retired Service Member or Family Member using TRICARE For Life  No action needed.


This doesn’t apply to you.

You must enroll during Open Season TRDP ends on Dec. 31, 2018. 

You must enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan during Open Season to maintain coverage.

 

For more information, visit TRICARE.benefeds.com. You can:

  • Sign up for email updates
  • See if you are eligible for FEDVIP in 2019
  • Get answers to frequently asked questions

Last Updated 7/31/2018