TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act
TRICARE health coverage plans with the exception of TRICARE Plus meet the minimum requirements for essential care under the Affordable Health Care Act that goes into effect on 1 January 2014. The premiums and cost-shares for TRICARE plans are generally lower than many of the plans available through the government exchanges.
For a sample comparison, please review the attached document, TRICARE Reserve Select vs. Affordable Healthcare document. Enrollment options and guidelines for dental and medical coverage are listed in the attachments. Service members (and some former service members) and their dependents must be enrolled in the DEERS system to be eligible for TRICARE plans. Enrollment must be completed by the service member. For assistance, please contact, SGT Sonia Buchanan at 608-242-3446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Health Net Federal Services – TRICARE North Region at 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273).