TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is a premium-based health plan that qualified National Guard and Reserve members may purchase.
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What TRICARE Options are Available for Reservists?

TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is a premium-based health plan that qualified National Guard and Reserve members may purchase. TRS, which requires a monthly premium, offers coverage similar to TRICARE Standard and Extra.

Key features of TRICARE Reserve Select:

  • Available worldwide to most Selected Reserve members (and families) when not on active duty orders or covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program.

  • Must qualify for and purchase TRS to participate.

  • Must pay monthly premiums. Failure to pay monthly premiums on time may result in disenrollment and an enrollment lockout.

  • Freedom to manage your own health care; no assigned primary care manager.

    -- Visit any TRICARE-authorized provider or qualified host nation provider (if located overseas).

    -- Pay fewer out-of-pocket costs when choosing a provider in the TRICARE network.

    -- Network providers not available overseas.

  • No referrals are required, but some care may require prior authorization.

  • May have to pay for services when they are received and then seek reimbursement.

  • May have to submit health care claims.

  • May receive care in a military treatment facility (MTF) on a space-available basis only.

  • Offers comprehensive health care coverage including TRICARE's prescription drug coverage.


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