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News | Oct. 12, 2023

Choosing Between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select

By TRICARE Communications

Want to learn more about choosing between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select during TRICARE Open Season? Then join us for “Choosing Between Prime and TRICARE Select” webinar on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. ET to learn more about this year’s open season.
 
“Open season is coming soon. This webinar will explore some of the differences in TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select,” said Zelly Zim, a program analyst with TRICARE Policy and Programs at the Defense Health Agency. “We’re here to help you learn about how to choose the best plan for you and your family.”
 
This year, TRICARE Open Season starts Nov. 13 and ends Dec. 12. Any enrollment changes you make will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Remember that if you don’t act during this time, you may have to wait until next year’s open season before you can switch your coverage.
 
Besides TRICARE Open Season, Qualifying Life Events, such as getting married, moving, and retiring from active duty, are the only times you can make enrollment changes for TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select plans. You can learn more in the TRICARE Qualifying Life Events Fact Sheet.
 
Open season doesn’t apply to those in TRICARE For Life (TFL). Your TFL coverage is automatic if you have Medicare Part A and Part B. Open season also doesn’t apply to active duty service members, and those in premium-based plans like TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, and TRICARE Young Adult. You can purchase these health plans at any time throughout the year.
 
Join us for this webinar if you have questions about the differences in TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select. Especially if you are an active duty family member, retiree, or retiree family member who are enrolled in or eligible for:  
A Q&A with TRICARE experts will follow the presentation. Register for the Oct. 26 webinar today. Registration for the webinar is limited.
 
Would you like the latest TRICARE news sent to you by email? Visit the TRICARE Subscriptions page today, and create your personalized profile to get benefit updates, news, and more.
 
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