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Q.  What’s a transitional survivor?  

A.  Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies.  During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change.

For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members page.
Note: After 3 years, coverage for children doesn’t change-they’re covered as active duty family members until they lose their TRICARE eligibility.

Contact Information
North Region Contractor (Health Net)
1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
www.hnfs.com
South Region Contractor (Humana Military)
1-800-444-5445
www.HumanaMilitary.com
West Region Contractor (UnitedHealthcare)
1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378)
www.uhcmilitarywest.com
TRICARE Eurasia-Africa Regional Call Center
+44-20-8762-8384 (Commercial)
1-877-678-1207 (Toll-free from the U.S.)
www.tricare-overseas.com
TRICARE Latin America and Canada Regional Call Center
1-214-942-8393 (Commercial)
1-877-451-8659 (Toll-free from the U.S.)
www.tricare-overseas.com
TRICARE Pacific Regional Call Center
Singapore: +65-6339-2676;
Sidney: +61-2-9273-2710 (Commercial)
Singapore: 1-877-678-1208; Sidney: 1-877-678-1209 (Toll-free from the U.S.)
www.tricare-overseas.com

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