TRICARE West for Beneficiaries



News and Updates

  1. When you retire from active duty or turn 60 as a retired reserve member, you must enroll in a TRICARE plan as a retiree to avoid a gap in coverage. The Defense Health Agency is allowing retiring members and their eligible family members up to 12 months from their retirement date, or turning age 60 (for retired reserve members), to enroll in a TRICARE plan.

  2. Whether giving birth or adopting, this change in your family composition allows you to enroll any new eligible family members or make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. You must take action to get TRICARE coverage for your newborn or adopted child.  
  3. TRICARE recently announced coverage for prescribed banked donor milk for infants with certain serious health conditions. In some situations, you may be required to pay for the milk upfront and later submit a claim to TRICARE. Learn more on our Claims tab.

  4. TRICARE recently revised its breast pump and breast pump supplies benefit to clarify the specific types of breast pumps and supplies covered. Due to systems updates required for this new benefit, we are carefully reviewing each claim to ensure proper payment. Please allow for longer than usual processing times on breast pump and breast pump supply claims.  

  5. Want more news? Read past articles in our news archive.