Two TRICARE Programs Will No Longer Take Your Check

Here’s some post-holiday blues. Your check is no longer welcome at two TRICARE programs.

If you are enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) or TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) and you have been mailing in your premiums, you must switch to an electronic form of payment as of January 1st, 2013.

From New Years Day forward, TRICARE will no longer take your check. You can only pay your premiums via automatically recurring payments by credit card or debit card, or via electronic funds transfer. TRICARE recommends that you check with your bank to ensure that they send EFT payments electronically.

If you don’t pay the premium by the due date, or you send in a check, rather than convert to an electronic form of payment, you will lose your coverage.

To enroll in an electronic payment program, contact your regional TRICARE administrator. You can get their contact information at this web page.

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