28 Nov '13, 2am

TriCare Help: If couple enroll in Prime, other plan not required: A. You can enroll in Tricare Prime... #airforce

Q. I’m the spouse of an active-duty retiree, and we’re both eligible for the Federal Employee Health Benefits plan through our jobs. We’d like to enroll in Tricare Prime. If we do, would we need to keep our FEHB as our primary coverage? Also, if we enroll in Prime, is our coverage based on our income, or is it the same for everyone? A. You can enroll in Tricare Prime and use it as backup coverage to your FEHB plan, but you don’t need to keep FEHB in order to enroll in Prime and use that as your primary coverage. Your spouse is eligible for Tricare because he’s a military retiree, and you’re eligible for Tricare because you’re married to a military retiree. Your employer does not factor into that equation. If you decide to enroll in Prime and keep FEHB, Prime would be your secondary coverage; by law, Tricare must be last payer to all other health insurance except in very na...

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