E-payment required for some TRICARE patients starting 2013
November 8, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve could lose their coverage if they don't take steps to switch from their monthly premiums by check to an electronic form of payment before Jan. 1.
TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card or by recurring electronic funds transfer from a linked bank account.
It is important that beneficiaries know they may be charged a fee of up to $20 for accounts that have insufficient or unavailable funds. Failure to pay premiums by the date due will result in termination of coverage effective the last day of the month last paid and a one-year purchase lockout.
Beneficiaries can contact their regional contractor to set up automatic payments and obtain more information.
Contact information for each region is available on the TRICARE contacts web site at http://www.TRICARE. mil/contacts.
You may also use the applicable link below to visit your TRICARE region to learn more about TRR/TRS payment options:
For more information about TRS or TRR, visit the TRICARE Health Plan Costs website at http://tricare. mil/mybenefit/home/Costs/HealthPlanCosts/.