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TRICARE Open Season

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select. 

TRICARE Open Season ran 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 eligible for Open Season, you have three options:

  • Stay in your 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 the next year, or as long as you’re eligible. 

  • Enroll 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. You'll be able to enroll online,, send in an enrollment form or call us. Go to www.tricare.mil/compareplans to learn more about plan differences. 

  • 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.

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.

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.

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