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TRICARE: What to do after a qualifying life event
February 10, 2023
— When you get married or move to a new state, updating your health plan probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But when it comes to your health care coverage, personal milestones like these, as well as many other changes in your life, are known as Qualifying Life Events, or QLEs. A QLE opens a 90-day period for you -- and your family -- to make eligible changes to your TRICARE health plan outside of open season...
Know how to continue your TRICARE health coverage after retirement
May 1, 2019
— When you retire from active duty or turn age 60 as a retired reserve member, your TRICARE coverage changes. After either of these Qualifying Life Events, or QLEs, you must take action and enroll in a TRICARE retiree health plan so that you and your family members don’t have a gap in your TRICARE coverage after retirement...
What is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event?
March 28, 2019
— Every year during TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. But did you know that outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can only enroll in or make changes to your TRICARE Prime (including the US Family Health Plan) or TRICARE Select plan following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE)? A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, change of address, or retirement from active duty. Different TRICARE health plan options may be available to you and your family members after a QLE...
Moving this summer? Your TRICARE options may change
July 5, 2018
— Are you starting a new adventure in a new location soon? If so, that’s a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event, or QLE. A QLE is a major life change, like moving, getting married or divorced, or becoming eligible for Medicare. Moving doesn’t change your TRICARE eligibility. Your TRICARE coverage moves with you. But moving may change your TRICARE health plan options. ...