ISS1 2018

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Rese R vist Magazine Reti R ee sit R ep T RICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve 2018 Submitted by Lt. Macy Peck, Pacific Area, PAC-13 TRICARE Reserve Select TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for qualified Selected Reserve members and their families. Members in the Selected Reserve and their families may participate if the sponsor is not on active duty orders, not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP), and who are not eligible or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. Type of Coverage 2016 TRS Monthly Rate 2017 TRS Monthly Rate 2018 TRS Monthly Rate Change 2017 & 2018 TRS Member-Only $ 47.90 $ 47.82 $ 46.09 -.3% TRS Member & Family $ 210.83 $ 217.51 $ 221.38 +.2% LAPSES IN PAYMENT: Due to new Department of Defense policy (effective Jan. 1, 2018), TRS members who are disenrolled for failing to pay their premiums will NO LONGER have the option of seeking new TRS enrollment if the reinstatement request is received by the regional contractor more than 90 days from the last paid-though-date. In addition, to be considered for reinstatement, members must ensure their request includes premium payments from the last paid-through-date through the current month plus the amount for the following two months (to include administrative fees) and include information to establish recurring electronic premium payments. Failure to meet the requirements will result in no reinstated coverage, and the member will be locked out of the new coverage for twelve months. TRICARE Retired Reserve TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) is afforded to those who are members of the retired Reserve and eligible family members who are qualified for non-regular retirement under 10 U.S.C. Chapter 1223, under the age of 60, and not eligible for FEHB. TRR is also available to survivors of retired Reserve members if one of the following criteria are met: the sponsor was covered by TRICARE Retired Reserve when the sponsor died; immediate family members of the deceased sponsor (spouses cannot have remarried); TRR coverage would begin before the date the deceased sponsor would have turned 60 years old; and survivor coverage is not affected by FEHB eligibility. Type of Coverage 2016 TRR Monthly Rate 2017 TRR Monthly Rate 2018 TRR Monthly Rate Change 2017 & 2018 TRR Member-Only $ 388.79 $ 402.81 $ 431.35 +6.6% TRR Member & Family $ 957.44 $ 1,013.36 $ 1,038.31 +2.5% Need help with the DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application? Call the DMDC Support Center at 1-800-477-8227. 48 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2018

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