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TRICARE Reserve Select. 27 MAY 09. TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS). Premium-based health plan qualified National Guard and Reserve members may purchase You are qualified to purchase TRS if you are: A member of the Selected Reserve and;

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Tricare reserve select

TRICARE Reserve Select

27 MAY 09

Tricare reserve select trs

TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)

  • Premium-based health plan qualified National Guard and Reserve members may purchase

  • You are qualified to purchase TRS if you are:

    • A member of the Selected Reserve and;

    • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program

Continuous open enrollment

Continuous Open Enrollment

  • If you qualify, you may purchase TRS coverage to begin in any month throughout the year

  • Coverage begins on the first day of the first or second month after the postmark date of your TRS Request form

  • You choose which month coverage begins

Continuous coverage

Continuous Coverage

  • You must qualify for and purchase TRS no later than 60 days after loss of other TRICARE coverage to ensure no break in health care coverage

  • TRS is effective immediately following the termination of other TRICARE coverage

  • Member’s qualification for TRS must be reflected in DEERS; member must not be eligible for or enrolled in the FEHB program

2009 trs premiums

2009 TRS Premiums

  • First month’s premium due with TRS Request form

  • Premium amounts adjusted annually

Payment is due in advance of each month’s coverage.

Comprehensive coverage

Comprehensive Coverage

  • Similar to TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra:

    • Emergency and urgent care

    • Immunizations and health screenings

    • Maternity care

    • Behavioral health care

    • Annual eye exams

    • Prescription drug coverage

  • TRICARE-authorized providers

    • Military treatment facility, space-available basis only

For details, refer to your TRICARE Reserve Select Handbook

What you pay for covered services

What You Pay for Covered Services

* Non-network providers may also charge up to 15% above the TRICARE-allowable charge. For more details about costs for covered services, visit

Changes to trs coverage

Changes to TRS Coverage

  • Change in family composition

    • Marriage, divorce, newborn, etc.

  • Take one of the following actions

    • Purchase new coverage

    • Change type of coverage

      (e.g., member-only to member-and-family)

    • Terminate coverage

  • If change impacts type of coverage (e.g., member-only to member-and-family), premium increase or decrease is effective based on date of change

Trs survivor coverage

TRS Survivor Coverage

Coverage may continue for up to six months beyond the date of the member’s death:

  • If member-and-family coverage is in effect at the time of death, DEERS will transfer to TRS survivor coverage

  • If member-only coverage is in effect at the time of death, TRS coverage will terminate, and survivors may purchase coverage within 60 days

  • Coverage termination date is recorded in DEERS as six months after the date of death

  • Monthly premiums apply:

    One family member—Member-only premium amounts

    Two or more family members—Member-and-family premium amounts

Qualifying for and purchasing trs

Qualifying for and Purchasing TRS

Step 1 – Qualify

  • Log on to the Guard and Reserve Web Portal at

  • Complete the TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) Requestform(DD Form 2896-1)

  • Print and sign the form

    Step 2 – Purchase

  • Submit completed form with premium payment to regional contractor within specified deadline

Qualification for TRS must be visible in DEERS before you can complete Step 2.

Disenrollment from trs

Disenrollment from TRS

You mustsubmit a TRS Request form to disenroll from TRS.

Do—Log on to the Guard and Reserve Web Portal to complete the TRS Request form

Do—Mail your completed TRS Request form to your TRICARE regional contractor

Don’t—Stop paying premiums. You will be charged for overdue premiums

Termination of trs coverage

Termination of TRS Coverage

  • Failure to pay premiums

    • You are still responsible for overdue amounts.

  • Loss of Selected Reserve status

  • Gain eligibility for other TRICARE program

  • May purchase TRS again if you qualify at time of purchase

Who to call for help and information

Who to Call for Help and Information

  • Contact your National Guard or Reserve personnel office for help with DEERS

  • Contact your regional contractorfor help with purchasing coverage, and for customer service after your TRS coverage begins

Tricare regional contractors

TRICARE Regional Contractors

If residing overseas, contact Humana Military for assistance.

In conclusion

In Conclusion…

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