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.

Beginning in January 2016, DFAS will provide IRS Form 1095-C to all U.S. military members, and IRS Form 1095-B to all Retirees, Annuitants, former Spouses and all other individuals having TRICARE coverage during all or any portion of tax year 2015. An IRS Form 1095 documents you (and your Family members, if applicable) have the minimum essential coverage. These forms will document the information that DFAS will provide to the IRS on yourself and your authorized Family members. The forms will be required to be reported with your 2015 federal tax return. DFAS will provide you with IRS Form 1095 series forms no later than Jan. 31, 2016.

Eligibility:

Army National Guard Soldiers on state active duty are generally 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).

Additional Information:

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

For more information on TRICARE Young Adult eligibility:
http://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/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: 20 March 2015