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TRICARE Open Season

TRICARE Open Season for TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select enrollment is Nov. 8–Dec. 13, 2021, for the 2022 plan year. 

Looking for 2022 costs and fees?
Learn about 2022 costs for the TRICARE health plans and the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.


What Happens During Open Season

If you are happy with your current plan

If you want to stay in your current TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan, you don’t have to take any action during Open Season. You’ll continue in your current plan through 2022, or as long as you’re eligible. 

If you are new to TRICARE/Not enrolled in a plan

Active duty family members are automatically enrolled into a TRICARE plan once eligible. But if you’re a retiree or retiree family member who’s eligible for TRICARE but not enrolled in a plan, you can enroll during Open Season. Enroll online or by sending in an enrollment form. Go to www.tricare.mil/compareplans to learn more about plan differences.  

If you want to change your plan

If you’re already enrolled in a TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan, you can switch health plans. You can also switch between individual and family enrollment. You can change plans online, by sending in an enrollment form or by calling us.

  • Call us: 1-844-866-WEST (1-844-866-9378). Keep in mind, we anticipate higher call volumes during Open Season, especially during the first and last few days. 

Take a Look at TRICARE Prime

Did you know? If you’re currently enrolled in TRICARE Select and live in a Prime Service Area (PSA), you can switch to TRICARE Prime as your plan for next year.

  • How do TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select differ? TRICARE Prime offers lower out-of-pocket costs and access to quality primary care managers who provide most of your care. TRICARE Select is a preferred provider organization (or PPO-) style plan. Check out TRICARE’s Compare Plans Tool to learn more. 

  • Are you in the Denver, Colorado area? Those in the Buckley PSA can take advantage of HNFS’ Buckley Prime Service Area (PSA) Pilot if enrolled in TRICARE Prime. Visit our Buckley PSA Pilot page to learn more.

Don't Delay – Update DEERS Today

It's critical your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is up to date so you and your family can use TRICARE. Check and make sure your DEERS information is correct. Log in to milConnect today.

To learn more, visit www.tricare.mil/Plans/Eligibility/DEERS.


What If I Miss TRICARE Open Season?

If you miss TRICARE Open Season, you can only make plan changes during the year if you have a qualifying life event (QLE)

Note: Open Season does not apply to TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult, and TRICARE For Life.

Dental and Vision Open Season

For information on dental and vision enrollment through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), visit https://tricare.benefeds.com