[HEALTH.MIL] 2013 TRICARE Prime Enrollment Fees Announced

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  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:03:13 -0500

2013 TRICARE Prime Enrollment Fees Announced
July 23, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for
uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The
Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for
retirees and their family members.

Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors and uniformed services medically
retired service members and their dependents are exempt from annual fee
increases. Their enrollment fee is frozen at the rate in effect when they were
classified and enrolled in TRICARE Prime. Their fee remains frozen as long as
there is no break in their TRICARE Prime enrollment.

As always, active duty service members and their families have access to TRICARE
Prime with no enrollment fee.

The 2013 fees are based on the cost of living adjustment retirees received in
2012. The adjustment was applied to the $260 (individual) and $520 (family) 2012
Prime enrollment fees. Because of this, most retirees who were enrolled in Prime
prior to Oct. 1, 2011, will see a more significant increase since their
enrollment fee remained at the 2011-levels of $230 and $460 per year.

Beneficiaries can opt to pay their enrollment fee monthly, quarterly or
annually. Before deciding to pay annually, beneficiaries should keep in mind
that in most cases enrollment fees are non-refundable, and Congressional changes
to fees in the 2013 budget could occur.  For this reason, it's recommended that
beneficiaries pay their enrollment fee monthly or quarterly. To learn more about
TRICARE Prime enrollment fees, please visit www.tricare.mil/costs.

More information about TRICARE Prime is available at

SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at

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