Benefit Fact Sheet
In 2018, TRICARE Select replaced TRICARE Standard and Extra. TRICARE Select is a self-managed, preferred provider, and fee-for-service health care plan available in the United States to:
Active duty Family members
Retired Service members and their Families
Family members of activated Guard / Reserve members (called or ordered to active duty service for more than 30 days in a row)
Non-activated Guard / Reserve members and their Families who qualify for care under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
Medal of Honor recipients and their Families
Qualified former Spouses
Those wishing to use TRICARE Select must show eligibility in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and enrollment is required.
TRICARE DEERS Information webpage
TRICARE Select Enrollment Page
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 2021. 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. According to the IRS, these forms are not required to prepare or file income tax returns but will be available via myPay no later than 31 January 2022.
Army National Guard Service members on drill status and their Families are generally not eligible for TRICARE Select benefits. However, they may be eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select.
For more information, please visit the TRICARE Select webpage maintained by the TRICARE Management Activity:
TRICARE Select Enrollment Information:
TRICARE Select Enrollment, Disenrollment, and Change Forms:
East – Humana Military Enrollment form (DD3043-1):
West – Health Net Enrollment Form (DD3043-2):
Overseas – Enrollment Form (DD3043-3):
TRICARE DEERS Information:
TRICARE Plans Overview Fact Sheet:
TRICARE Choices in the United States Handbook: