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TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is a premium-based health plan that qualified National Guard and Reserve members may purchase. TRS offers coverage similar to TRICARE Standard and Extra. It is available worldwide to most Selected Reserve members (and families) when not on active duty orders or covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program.

Who is eligible?  Leaving Site 
National Guard and Reserve members may qualify to purchase TRS coverage if they are:
  • A member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve
  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program
TRS is only available when you are not eligible for any other non-premium-based TRICARE health coverage. Qualified members may purchase Member-Only or Member-and-Family coverage.

Member Only
$51.62 per mo.
$51.68 per mo.
Member and Family
$195.81 per mo.
$204.29 per mo.
How do I enroll? Leaving Site  
To purchase TRS, you must access the request form (DD Form 2896-1) through the Reserve Component Purchase TRICARE Application (RCPTA).  To access the RCPTA, you will need a CAC, DFAS Pin, or DS Logon.  For those members who do not have a CAC or DFAS Pin, you can register for a DS Logon account.  Follow the prompts for completing the TRS request form, print, and mail or fax your completed TRS request form, along with two month's premium payment, to Humana Military within the specified deadline. Initial premium payment can be paid by check, money order or cashier's check (payable to Humana Military), or by Visa®/MasterCard®.
Also at the  time of your initial enrollment, you must select an automated monthly payment option for subsequent monthly TRS premiums.  Complete either an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Recurring Credit Card for Charge form and submit with your TRS Request Form and first two month’s payment.

For those members of the selected reserve who do not have a CAC card, you can login or register for a DS Logon account.  Once you have a DS Logon, you can use it to purchase TRICARE Reserve Select health care coverage online.
Qualifying Life Events
There are qualifying life events (QLE) such as a birth, marriage or divorce which allow TRR family members to enroll with an effective date of the QLE as long as the enrollment request is received within 60 days of the event. 
How do I pay my fees electronically? 
Note: Effective January 1, 2013, direct billing will no longer be an option.  All accounts must select an automated monthly deduction through either EFT or automatic cred/debit card withdrawal.
Learn more from TRICARE Leaving Site 

Related Links

Make an Online Payment  
TRS Enrollment external link

Reference Materials

Beneficiary Forms

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Last Update: July 24, 2014