Military retirees who wish to re-register for TRICARE Prime following military retirement must pay an annual fee of $230 (individual coverage) or $460 (family coverage) in order to participate in TRICARE Prime and continue to receive medical coverage at their local Military Treatment Facility (MTF). What are the payment options for the annual TRICARE Prime fees?
The easiest way to pay your TRICARE Prime registration fees is online. Once you know which region you fall into (i.e. West Region), set up an account. Once you have completed the process, choose a payment option that best suits your circumstances. In order to set up an online TRICARE account, you will need to provide the sponsor’s Social Security number to proceed with the registration process.
Pay in Person
Some TRICARE Prime beneficiaries prefer to pay their registration fees in person at their closest TRICARE Service Centre (TSC), which is usually located at the MTF. Click here to find your nearest TSC. When you get to this page, click on your state where you are currently residing (not all states are listed), which will take you to a page of addresses of the nearest TSC.
Pay by Phone
TRICARE Prime registration fees can be paid quickly and conveniently over the phone. Have your credit or debit card details ready to pay.
Other TRICARE Prime payment options include payment by allotment (i.e. through equal monthly payments that are debited from your retired military pay), electronic funds transfer, or money order that is made by post. Payments cannot be made by cash.
Before you choose the single annual payment option, it is important to bear in mind that registration fees are non-refundable. That is why you should choose a payment option that best suits your needs and circumstances, as you will not receive a refund if you decide to stop TRICARE Prime coverage halfway through the year and choose an alternative health care coverage option. The payment options include online epay, payment in person, provided payment is not made in cash, payment by phone, allotment, electronic funds transfer or money order.
TRICARE, Enrolment Fees