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  • Second Annual TRICARE Open Season (Nov 11th - Dec 9th, 2019)

    TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. The 2019 TRICARE Open Season begins on Monday, November 11th and ends on Monday, December 9th. During TRICARE Open Season, you can:

    •Do nothing. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health care plan, you don’t have to take any action. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2020 or as long as you’re eligible.
    •Enroll in a plan. If you’re eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select but not enrolled, you can enroll in a plan now.

    •Change plans. If you’re already enrolled in a TRICARE Prime option, or TRICARE Select, you can switch plans and switch between individual and family enrollment.

    What Happens if I Don't Take Any Action?

    If you aren't already in a plan and don't enroll in a plan, you'll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

    Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season

    Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change enrollment to TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

    A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE options are available to you. A TRICARE QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member means all family members may make enrollment changes. To learn more, visit

    Outside of the Federal Benefits Open Season, you may only make changes to your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Remember, FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs.

  • "Transition for Spouses: Boot Camp"

    Oct 1st, 9am - 3pm. Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) Little Creek, 1450 D Street, Building 3129, Virginia Beach, VA 23459

    * Are you and your spouse preparing to transition from the military into civilian life ?

    * Are you feeling left in the dark regarding important details of that transition ?

    Learn from the experts about personal financial management, VA benefits, relocation assistance, employment assistance, Tricare benefits, and how FFSC can help.

    Contact FFSC to register: 757-462-7563

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline

    In support of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Programs, the DoD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247) is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community. For more information go to  Read more...

  • Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line (NAL)

    ​The MHS Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is a 24/7 hotline for all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S. and countries with an established military treatment facility (MTF).

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