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If a family member is enrolled in TRICARE Prime, a newborn or adoptee will be treated as a TRICARE Prime beneficiary as of the day of birth or adoption.
Formal enrollment in TRICARE Prime is required within 60 days.
Benefits do not change if your retired sponsor passes away.
Surviving spouses remain eligible for TRICARE retiree benefits as long as they do not remarry.
Enrollment into TRICARE Prime will follow the 20th of the month rule.If a TRICARE Prime request is received by Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS) within 60 days from the date of birth or adoption, the child is considered TRICARE Prime from on the first of the month following the date of birth or adoption.To ensure your child has continuous TRICARE Prime coverage after the first 60 days, you must complete two steps: If the TRICARE Prime enrollment request is not received within 60 days of your child’s date of birth or adoption, then his or her TRICARE Prime coverage will end on day 60.TRICARE Prime enrollment applications follow the 20th of the month rule, meaning applications received on or before the 20th of the month are effective the first day of the next month.Exceptions to the 20th of the month rule are discussed under the Adding a Newborn or Adopted Child, Change in Status and Moving with TRICARE Prime sections below.
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In addition, beneficiaries must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and must choose a PCM where TRICARE Prime is offered.