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Take Command: TRICARE Open Season Begins November 12, 2018

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  • By 6th MDG TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration

Do you want to make enrollment changes to your TRICARE plan for 2019? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.

Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year. TRICARE beneficiaries will experience Open Season for the first time November 12 – December 10, 2018. In future years, TRICARE Open Season will occur each year from the Monday of the second full week in November to the Monday of the second full week in December.

During TRICARE Open Season, you may enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan. You may also change your type of enrollment such as switching from individual to family enrollment. Changes made between November 12 – December 10, 2018 will take effect on January 1, 2019. If you remain eligible and make no changes during TRICARE Open Season, you will stay in the same plan for 2019.

Outside of the TRICARE Open Season, you may enroll in or change enrollment within 90 days after you or a family member experiences a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). To learn more about QLE’s that allow you to make changes to your coverage outside of Open Season visit

You have three ways to make an enrollment choice during TRICARE Open Season or following a QLE:

·       Online: visit to access the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website

·       By phone: Call Humana Military TRICARE East - 800-444-5445

·       By mail: Mail your enrollment form to your regional TRICARE contractor

TRICARE Open Season does not apply to beneficiaries using TRICARE for Life or the premium-based plans listed below. The plans listed below offer continuous open enrollment throughout the year and TRICARE for Life does not require enrollment:

·       TRICARE Retired Reserve

·       TRICARE Reserve Select

·       TRICARE Young Adult

·       Continued Health Care Benefit Program

Take command of your health and prepare for TRICARE Open Season. To learn more about TRICARE Open Season visit, call Humana Military at 800-444-5445 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays) or speak with a 6th Medical Group Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator at 813-827-9900, option 3 Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. –  4 p.m. (except federal holidays and training days).