Tricare is increasing fees in some co-payment and annual enrollment fees. Check out how those new fees might impact you.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio ~ "Some military families will see a rise in their health care costs come January, even as they’re stretching their dollars to cover higher prices for food, fuel and other necessities.
Generally, if you’ve been paying out-of-pocket for Tricare in 2022, you’ll pay extra in 2023.
Active duty families in Tricare Select don’t pay annual enrollment fees, but they will see small co-payment increases, generally by a few dollars, for most services starting Jan. 1. Some will also see increases in their annual deductible, meaning they will have to spend more out of pocket before Tricare starts to pay.
There are also planned increases in co-payments and annual enrollment fees for retirees, their families and others, according to fee schedules just released by the Defense Health Agency.
Active duty service members and their families in Tricare Prime (including U.S. Family Health Plan) don’t pay annual enrollment fees, annual deductibles or out-of-pocket costs for covered services. Families pay only when they get nonemergency care without a referral, use non-network providers without authorization, or use a pharmacy other than a military pharmacy." ~ WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio.
For a preview of the 2023 Tricare Health plan, click on the link below: