Who is eligible for TRICARE for Life insurance?


Quick Answer

TRICARE for Life insurance is available to those who are TRICARE eligible and receive Medicare Parts A and B, according to the TRICARE website. TRICARE-eligible individuals include uniformed service members, members of the National Guard, Medal of Honor recipients and the families, survivors and former spouses of those listed.

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As TRICARE is a military-based health insurance plan, another category of people who are eligible for TRICARE benefits include those registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS. TRICARE for Life is intended as Medicare wraparound coverage and helps cover expenses that Medicare does not, according to the TRICARE website.

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