Still Haven’t Paid Your TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee? You Have Options

Still Haven’t Paid Your TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee? You Have Options
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MOAA and other veterans groups joined with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) last year to spread the word on new enrollment fees that took effect Jan. 1, 2021. Failure to pay the fees on that date led to disenrollment, though anyone who didn’t set up a payment plan had 180 days to request reinstatement retroactive to Jan. 1.


A check of the calendar shows the end of that reinstatement period is coming soon for those who have not set up payment plans. If you’re still within the 180-day window, click here to learn how to set up payments.


If you realize you’ve been disenrolled after June 30, contact your managed care support contractor to find out what options are available. These vary by region:




About the Fee

Only TRICARE Select retiree beneficiaries in Group A – those whose sponsor entered service before Jan. 1, 2018 – must pay the new annual fees of $150 for an individual or $300 for a family. Active duty family members, survivors of members who died on active duty, and medically retired beneficiaries (or their family members) are exempt from the fees.


The new fees were set by the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). During that legislative process, MOAA successfully fought proposals that would’ve instituted significantly higher fees (up to $900 a year for some beneficiaries) as well as fees for TRICARE For Life beneficiaries.


More recently, MOAA successfully lobbied DHA to extend its reinstatement period from 90 days to 180.


Still have questions? Check out this MOAA video and FAQ for more information, or visit for details.



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Kevin Lilley
Kevin Lilley

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