Regular Army: Active Duty
Benefit Fact Sheet
TRICARE Extra is an option that allows TRICARE Standard beneficiaries to save money by making civilian doctors' appointments with doctors (nurse practitioners, labs, clinics, etc.) who are "participating" providers.
Active duty Soldiers and Families are not eligible for TRICARE Extra. TRICARE Extra can be used by any TRICARE-eligible beneficiary who is not active duty, not otherwise enrolled in Prime, and not eligible for TRICARE for Life (TFL).
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2011 gave the DoD the authority to expand benefits to qualified dependents that lose TRICARE eligibility and are under the age of 26. Young adults can purchase TRICARE Young Adult and pay monthly premiums. Initially, only TRICARE Standard/Extra will be available. Once implemented, claims may be filed and premiums paid retroactively to January 1, 2011.
For more information, please visit the TRICARE Extra webpage maintained by the TRICARE Management Activity:
For more information on TRICARE Young Adult eligibility:
TRICARE DEERS Information:
TRICARE Standard and Extra fact sheet:
Document Review Date: 21 March 2013