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Tricare Prime Remote

TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) provides healthcare coverage through civilian providers for those U.S. Uniformed Service Members and their families who are on remote assignment. It applies to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You must live AND work more than 50 miles or approximately one hour’s drive time from the nearest Military Treatment Facility. TPR is offered in the 50 United States only.

Permanently assigned active duty members and their families Reserve Component (RC) members and their families

Permanently assigned active duty members and their families:

Members must live AND work more than 50 miles or approximately one hour’s drive time from the nearest MTF.

Active duty family members are eligible to enroll in TPRADFM if they reside with their sponsor in a TPR location and the sponsor is eligible for TPR. The Service member must be eligible for TPR for family members to be eligible for TPRADFM.

Reserve Component (RC) members and their families:

RC members are eligible for TPR if activated for more than 30 consecutive days. Members must live AND work more than 50 miles or approximately one hour’s drive time from the nearest MTF. It is key that you properly register your residence address in DEERS!

RC family members’ eligibility in TPRADFM requires that they and the Service member “reside with” one another in a TPR ZIP code. “Reside with” means that eligible family members resided with the Service member on the effective date of the Reservist’s orders and remain living at the residence. The RC member is not required to be enrolled in TPR for his or her family to enroll in TPRADFM.

TPR provides no-cost healthcare for Active Duty members. A new interim Waived Charges benefit for family members dispenses with out-of-pocket expenses.

http://www.tricare.mil/primeremote

About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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