FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Since Aug. 20, the eligibility requirements for the U.S. Family Health Plan, or USFHP, have changed for new enrollees.
Under a new policy, beneficiaries 65 and older are not able to enroll in USFHP after Aug. 20.
Tricare beneficiaries who are enrolling in USFHP after Aug. 20 will lose their eligibility for the program when they turn 65; they will be transitioned into Tricare For Life.
All current USFHP members, including those who enrolled before Aug. 20, can remain in USFHP, regardless of age, until they no longer qualify for Tricare coverage. However, if a beneficiary disenrolls from USFHP, the new rule applies if beneficiaries wish to re-enroll at a later date.
USFHP enrollment remains open to the following groups:
•eligible active duty family members,
•qualifying surviving children and spouses who have not remarried,
•unmarried children up to age 21 or until age 23 for full-time students,
•retirees and their family members under the age of 65, and
•former adult dependent children whose sponsor’s status qualifies them for Tricare Young Adult coverage.
USFHP is a managed care Tricare Prime option offering comprehensive coverage at a low cost to beneficiaries.
Beneficiaries enrolled in USFHP receive their care at a health care facility belonging to a USFHP member hospital and health system in their region.
Family Health Plan Eligibility
To learn more about eligibility, or to enroll, call Membership Services at (800) 748-7347.
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