TRICARE Statement on End of Government Shutdown


On Oct. 16, Congress and the President approved a short-term spending measure to end the federal government shutdown. As of Oct. 17, 2013, all TRICARE operations have returned to normal, and TRICARE beneficiaries should experience no disruption in their medical benefits.

The continuing resolution currently funding the government expires on Jan. 15, 2014. TRICARE beneficiaries who are concerned about the effect of future budget negotiations on their benefits should sign up for updates at

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact your regional contractor or the appropriate contractor (i.e. pharmacy, dental, etc.). Visit the Contact Us page for a complete list of toll-free numbers.