Q. I’m a retired service member who’s about to get married. How do I sign my spouse and myself up for TRICARE?
A.If your information is up-to-date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, then you’re already showing as eligible for TRICARE benefits. However, once married, you must take your spouse to the nearest uniformed service identification card issuing facility with the required documents so he or she can be added in DEERS as well.
To learn what documents are needed, contact the nearest uniformed service ID card facility or call the Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office at 1-800-538-9552 or for the Deaf TTY/TDD: 1-866-363-2883. Hours of operation is from Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
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