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Ultimate TRICARE Guide


When you join the United States military, you become eligible for healthcare coverage under the military’s health insurance program, TRICARE. For those who serve this is not optional, but for dependents and spouses, there are ways to use TRICARE as their main coverage or as a supplement to health insurance they get elsewhere through an employer or by other means.

The TRICARE official site describes itself as the health care program for members of the uniformed services and qualifying family members for all of the above. TRICARE works by offering health care options through a network of on and off-base providers.

All active duty service members are automatically covered by TRICARE when they begin their military career by going to basic training. Enrollment is required, and each branch of military service determines your eligibility for TRICARE.

Who Qualifies for TRICARE?

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