TRICARE Extra

Army National Guard: State Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Summary:

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.

Eligibility:

Army National Guard Soldiers on state active duty are not eligible for TRICARE Extra. 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.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the TRICARE Extra webpage maintained by the TRICARE Management Activity:
http://www.tricare.mil/Welcome/Plans/TSE.aspx

For more information on TRICARE Young Adult eligibility:
http://www.tricare.mil/Welcome/Plans/TYA.aspx

TRICARE DEERS Information:
http://www.tricare.mil/DEERS

TRICARE Standard and Extra fact sheet:
http://www.tricare.mil/~/media/Files/TRICARE/Publications/FactSheets/TSE_FS.pdf

Document Review Date: 6 March 2014