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TRICARE Operations Manual 6010.59-M, April 1, 2015
TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP)
Chapter 24
Section 5
TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) Eligibility And Enrollment
Revision:  C-28, June 15, 2018
1.0  GENERAL
All TRICARE requirements regarding eligibility, enrollments, re-enrollments, disenrollments, and transfers shall apply to the TOP unless specifically changed, waived, or superseded by the provisions of this section; the TRICARE Policy Manual (TPM), Chapter 12; or the TRICARE contract for health care support services outside the 50 United States (U.S.) and the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as the “TOP contract”). See Chapter 6; the TPM, Chapter 10; and the TRICARE Systems Manual (TSM) for additional instructions.
2.0  Eligibility
Eligibility for TRICARE is verified via the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). The DEERS record will indicate the dates of eligibility. Except for newborns, only those beneficiaries who are shown as eligible on DEERS will be enrolled or receive benefits under the TOP. If a beneficiary’s date of birth is within 365 days of the contractor’s query to DEERS, the contractor shall consider the newborn to be eligible for TRICARE benefits. In addition to DEERS eligibility, TOP Active Duty Family Members (ADFMs) shall demonstrate Command Sponsorship to be eligible for TOP Prime and TOP Prime Remote enrollment unless a specific exception exists. The TOP contractor shall verify DEERS eligibility (and Command Sponsorship, where required) prior to enrolling beneficiaries into TOP.
Note:  Family members of the Armed Forces of foreign North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or Partnership For Peace (PFP) nations are not eligible for the TOP.
3.0  Enrollment Processing
3.1  TOP Prime and TOP Prime Remote are available to Service members and certain ADFMs in overseas locations as described below. These programs are similar, but not identical, to TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR)/TRICARE Prime Remote for ADFMs (TPRADFMs) in the U.S. TOP Prime enrollees shall normally be enrolled to a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Primary Care Manager (PCM), but enrollment to a purchased care sector PCM may be authorized when MTF capacity is reached. TOP Prime enrollment procedures shall be established in the Statements of Responsibilities (SORs) between the TOP contractor and the MTF Commander. TOP Prime Remote enrollees shall be enrolled to a remote Defense Medical Information System (DMIS) code with assignment to a purchased care sector PCM or to the TOP contractor, according to the specific regional enrollment procedures established in the SORs between the contractor and the TRICARE Area Office (TAO) Directors.
3.2  Unless a specific exception exists, enrollment to TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote is available only to Service members who are permanently assigned overseas, and to ADFMs who are Command Sponsored and accompanying their sponsor on his/her overseas tour, or on orders in an overseas location (see paragraph 5.1 for additional information regarding Command Sponsorship). This includes activated Reserve Component (RC) Service members who are on orders to an overseas location for more than 30 days, and their Command Sponsored ADFMs who accompany the RC member on his/her overseas tour or are on orders in an overseas location. See paragraph 5.0 for additional details on family member eligibility.
3.3  Non-Command Sponsored ADFMs, retirees, and retiree family members are not eligible for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote enrollment in any overseas location. ADFMs who are not Command Sponsored or on military orders as described in this section will be covered by TOP Standard (for services received through December 31, 2017). Effective January 1, 2018, a beneficiary not enrolled in Prime must be enrolled in Select (subject to any grace period during calendar year 2018) with services received on or after January 1, 2018, covered by Select (see Section 19). Because TRICARE for Life (TFL) beneficiaries are not eligible to enroll in Select, if the TFL beneficiary is not allowed to enroll in Prime their services received on or after January 1, 2018, shall be covered under TRICARE Standard (see TRICARE Reimbursement Manual (TRM), Chapter 2) as if TRICARE Standard was still being implemented.
3.4  Enrollment may occur at any time after TOP eligibility has been established, and normally remains effective during the overseas tour of the sponsor. Annual re-enrollment is not required for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote. Once enrolled, beneficiaries remain enrolled in these programs until:
•  They disenroll;
•  Transfer enrollment to another TRICARE region/program;
•  Lose eligibility for TRICARE, TOP Prime, or TPR; or
•  The 61st calendar day following the end of the overseas tour (see paragraph 12.5).
3.5  The TOP contractor shall perform all enrollment-related activities for TOP Prime, TOP Prime Remote, TRICARE Plus, TRICARE Young Adult (TYA), TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS), TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) and effective January 1, 2018, TOP Select in overseas locations. These activities may include validation of eligibility, enrollment, re-enrollment, disenrollment, transfers, updating information in DEERS, clearing enrollment discrepancies, assigning or changing PCMs, collecting Other Health Insurance (OHI) information, and related enrollment functions. The contractor shall use the approved TRICARE enrollment request options for enrollment activities. Enrollment shall be accomplished within five working days of receipt of a complete TRICARE enrollment request.
Note:  Overseas insurance plans such as German Statutory Health Insurance, Japanese National Insurance (JNI), Philippines Phil Health, and Australian Medicare, etc., are considered OHI.
3.6  Enrollments for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote are effective on the date the enrollment request is received (and appropriate Command Sponsorship orders are received or attested to, when applicable), unless a retroactive enrollment has been authorized by the TAO Director or designee. For telephonic enrollments, the TOP contractor will collect the Military Sponsor’s Order Number and date on the orders and document in the contractor’s call notes. By providing the Order Number and date on the orders, the Sponsor and/or ADFM attests to command sponsorship. For TOP emergency cases that should be placed under immediate case management, TOP MTF Commanders and/or the TAO Directors may approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis for retroactive TOP enrollment. Except for administrative errors, the effective date for retroactive enrollments shall not be earlier than the first day of the month that the application is submitted (see the TPM, Chapter 10, Section 2.1).
•  An officially signed enrollment request includes those with (1) an original signature, (2) an electronic signature offered by and collected by the contractor, or (3) a verbal consent provided via telephone and documented in the contractor’s call notes. A signature is not required to make enrollment changes by phone as long as the verbal request is documented. A signature from a Service member is never required to complete Prime enrollment as enrollment in Prime is mandatory per TPM, Chapter 10, Section 2.1, paragraph 1.1.
3.7  The contractor shall follow guidance from the TAO Directors and the MTFs regarding PCM assignment when enrolling beneficiaries into TOP Prime. The MTF enrollment area encompasses a 40-mile radius or a one-hour drive time from the MTF. TOP Prime Remote beneficiaries will be enrolled to the appropriate DMIS code for the beneficiary’s remote overseas location. TOP Prime Remote enrollees in Canada will follow guidance applicable to the U.S. and Canada Reciprocal Health Care Agreement, and may be assigned to a Canadian Forces Health Facility for their primary care.
3.8  Newborn/Adoptee Claims
3.9  The provisions of Chapter 6, Section 1 and the TPM, Chapter 10, Section 2.1 regarding Prime enrollment fees shall not apply to TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote. There are no enrollment fees associated with TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote.
4.0  Enrollment Policy For Service MEMBERS
4.1  Except as described in paragraph 4.2, all Service members who are permanently assigned to an overseas duty location must be enrolled into the TOP program that is available in their area. This includes RC Service members who are called to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days with a final assignment to an overseas duty station.
4.2  Service members assigned to operational forces with assigned organic medical assets may be enrolled to an operational forces’ DMIS ID affiliated with its “Parent” DMIS. This includes activated RC members on duty in combatant theaters of operation with existing or embedded organic medical treatment and support capabilities for health care. Enrollment to a Service or Region-specific operational forces’ DMIS for all Service members should occur prior to deployment.
4.3  Since a signature from an ADSM is never required to complete Prime enrollment, the TOP contractor shall accept enrollment spreadsheet (with all applicable information) as a valid process for enrolling Service members into TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote.
5.0  Enrollment Policy For ADFMs
5.1  ADFMs who have Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to accompany the sponsor overseas or service-funded orders to relocate overseas without the sponsor are eligible for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote enrollment. In order to enroll in these programs, ADFMs must meet the definition of Command Sponsorship in the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR), Volume I, Appendix A (available at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/perdiem/JTR.pdf) unless one of the following exceptions exists:
5.1.1  If the Service member and his/her Command Sponsored ADFM(s) are enrolled in TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote, and the sponsor is reassigned on unaccompanied PCS orders to a location that does not permit Command Sponsored family members, the family member(s) may retain their TOP enrollment for a period based on the length of the sponsor’s unaccompanied orders (but not to exceed two years). In order to retain TOP enrollment in this situation, the family member(s) must continue to be Command Sponsored and may not relocate elsewhere during the sponsor’s PCS move.
5.1.2  If the ADFM(s) are authorized to relocate to an overseas location per the sponsor’s PCS orders in accordance with JTR U5222, or per Noncombatant Evacuation Orders without the sponsor, then the ADFM(s) are eligible for enrollment in the appropriate TOP program consistent with their orders.
5.1.3  If the ADFM(s) resided in an overseas location prior to the activation/mobilization of a RC sponsor, then the ADFM(s) are eligible for enrollment in the appropriate TOP program based on the residential mailing address of the sponsor prior to activation/mobilization. The ADFM(s) must have had the same overseas residential address as the sponsor at the time of activation/mobilization.
5.1.4  If the ADFM(s) are currently enrolled in TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote, and the family has a newborn or adopts a child, then the new family member is eligible to enroll in the same TOP program.
5.1.5  If the ADFMs are eligible for Transitional Survivor benefits (see paragraph 6.0).
5.2  ADFMs who choose to reside overseas but are not Command Sponsored as defined in the JTR, and who do not meet any of the exceptions listed above, are not eligible for enrollment in TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote. These ADFMs are eligible for TRICARE Standard (effective January 1, 2018, may elect to enroll in TOP Select), TRICARE Plus (where available) or MTF care on a space-available basis only. ADFMs may not retain Prime enrollment to a stateside Managed Care Support Contract (MCSC) while residing overseas.
5.3  Effective January 1, 2018, once registered in DEERS, newly eligible ADFMs residing in an overseas area are automatically enrolled into TOP Select and have 90 days after the auto enrollment to change their enrollment to TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote if desired and if command sponsored.
5.4  Eligibility for TOP enrollment normally requires the family to be accompanied by the sponsor; therefore, a family member cannot relocate within the overseas region, relocate to another overseas region, or relocate from a overseas location to an overseas location and transfer enrollment except as specified under the exceptions in this section.
5.5  The TOP contractor shall verify that all of the above requirements are met (including DEERS eligibility check and validation of Command Sponsorship/military orders, if required) prior to enrolling an ADFM into TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote.
5.6  The process for identifying ADFMs who are Command Sponsored may vary by Service. This is a Service personnel decision and as such, these processes may change over the life of the contract. The TOP contractor may accept any current, valid method of identifying Command Sponsorship to meet the TOP enrollment requirements (e.g., Navy ADFMs who are not listed on the sponsor’s orders, but who are in receipt of a letter from the Navy Personnel Services Division (PSD)).
5.7  ADFMs may request enrollment to an MTF that is not located at the sponsor’s assigned installation; however, only requests for enrollment within the same TAO region as the sponsor’s assigned location will be considered. All ADFM enrollments are subject to the MTF’s enrollment/empanelment guidelines.
6.0  Enrollment Policy For Transitional Survivors
The general provisions of TPM, Chapter 10, Section 7.1 regarding Transitional Survivors shall apply to the TOP. Specific guidelines for Overseas Transitional Survivor benefits are listed below.
6.1  TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote enrollment policy provisions which require command sponsorship shall not apply to Transitional Survivors whose sponsors died on or after October 7, 2001.
6.2  Transitional Survivors whose sponsors died on or after October 7, 2001 and who choose to remain in an overseas location are eligible for TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote enrollment during the Transitional Survivor period, regardless of whether they remain at their original residence or relocate to another overseas location. These Transitional Survivors are also eligible for health care benefits under TRICARE Standard and effective January 1, 2018, may elect to enroll in TOP Select.
6.3  Transitional Survivors whose sponsors died on or after October 7, 2001 and who choose to return to the U.S. from an overseas location are eligible for TRICARE Prime (in TRICARE Prime service areas) or TPRADFMs (in remote locations) during the Transitional Survivor benefit period. These Transitional Survivors are also eligible for health care benefits under TRICARE Standard/Extra and effective January 1, 2018, may elect to enroll in TOP Select.
6.4  Transitional Survivors whose sponsors died on or after October 7, 2001 and who choose to move from a stateside location to an overseas location are eligible for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote enrollment during the Transitional Survivor benefit period.
6.5  Transitional Survivors whose sponsors died on or after October 7, 2001 are eligible for enrollment and claims reprocessing per TPM, Chapter 10, Section 7.1. Transitional Survivors are also eligible for enrollment fee refunds (if applicable) per TPM, Chapter 10, Section 7.1.
6.6  If the Transitional Survivors are not enrolled in TOP Prime, the Transitional Survivor’s priority for appointments at overseas MTFs will be the same as that of ADFMs who are not enrolled in TOP Prime.
6.7  At the end of the Transitional Survivor period, survivors lose their eligibility for enrollment in TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote (in overseas locations) and TRICARE Prime/TPRADFM (in remote locations) in the 50 U.S. and the District of Columbia.
7.0  Enrollment Plan
The TOP contractor, in consultation with the TAO Directors and MTF Commanders, shall develop and implement a TOP enrollment plan. The TOP enrollment plan shall establish enrollment goals and describe the methods to be used to accomplish these goals. The TOP enrollment plan shall be submitted to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Contracting Officer (CO) in accordance with the instructions in Chapter 6, Section 1. The TOP enrollment plan shall be submitted not less than 90 calendar days prior to the start of each health care delivery period. At a minimum, the TOP enrollment plan shall include the following:
7.1  A description of the contractor’s process for informing beneficiaries about the availability of TOP enrollment options (TOP Prime and TOP Prime Remote).
7.2  A description of any unique conditions and resources which may impact enrollment activities by MTF area and TOP geographic region, along with a description of the contractor’s plan for overcoming any potential barriers to effective and efficient enrollment of eligible beneficiaries.
7.3  A description of the contractor’s process for verification of eligibility prior to enrollment (including verification of command sponsorship status, when required for enrollment).
7.4  A description of the contractor’s process for enrollment of beneficiaries on the DEERS using an automated Government-furnished systems application, including the contractor’s process for ensuring that enrollment data remains up-to-date and accurate.
7.5  A description of the contractor’s process for enrollment for TOP Prime, TOP Prime Remote, TOP Select, described in the TPM, Chapter 10, Sections 2.1 and 3.1. The contractor may propose multiple methods of enrollment; however the plan must include the opportunity for enrollment at TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs), at Government-specified locations for arriving/deploying units (per Section 11, paragraph 5.2), via the TOP Point of Contact (POC) program, by telephone, and by mail.
7.6  The TOP contractor shall provide TOP-enrolled beneficiaries with full and fair disclosure of any restrictions on freedom of choice that apply to TOP enrollees, including the POS options.
8.0  Assignment Of PCM
8.1  Unless the Government has approved enrollment to a purchased care sector PCM, TOP Prime enrollees will be assigned to a PCM in a local Department of Defense (DoD) MTF. TOP Prime enrollees may not select an MTF Partnership Provider for a PCM.
8.2  The MTFs will maintain current PCM lists and will make these lists available to the TOP contractor on a regular basis as determined in the SOR. MTF PCM lists will contain sufficient detail to facilitate new enrollments or PCM reassignments until capacity is optimized per MTF guidance.
8.3  The TOP contractor shall assign TOP enrollees to a PCM at the time of enrollment via the Government furnished web-based enrollment system/application per the SOR, access standards, and/or other specific Government guidance. The Government furnished web-based enrollment system/application will only display PCMs with available capacity. TOP Prime beneficiaries must enroll to an overseas DMIS with assignment to an MTF PCM. TOP Prime Remote beneficiaries must enroll to a civilian PCM, the contractor’s call center(s), or a Canadian Forces Health Facility (in Canada). Appointments will be provided within the TRICARE Prime access standards.
8.4  MTF Commanders may establish specific MTF enrollment/empanelment guidelines for their facilities. The TOP contractor shall enroll TOP Prime beneficiaries and assign PCMs according to these MTF guidelines. Upon receipt of a completed TRICARE enrollment request, the contractor shall attempt to enroll the beneficiary according to the identified preferences (e.g., specific provider, gender or specialty preference). If the beneficiary’s PCM preferences are incompatible with MTF enrollment/empanelment guidelines, the beneficiary shall be enrolled according to MTF guidelines. If the preferred PCM is not available (no capacity), the contractor will use the default PCM for that MTF. If there is no PCM capacity in the MTF, the contractor shall contact the MTF for instructions.
8.5  A significant number of MTF PCMs rotate or move each year. This will require the TOP contractor to move the enrollment panels associated with those PCMs. Through a Government-provided application, the contractor shall perform batch PCM reassignments based on the parameters established by the MTF. Those parameters include DMIS ID to DMIS ID, PCM ID to PCM ID, Health Care Delivery Plan (HCDP), sex of beneficiary, Unit Identification Code (UIC) (active duty only), age of beneficiary, sponsor Social Security Number (SSN) (for family moves) and name of beneficiary. The contractor will perform MTF PCM reassignment moves within three working days of the effective date of the PCM’s reassignment. The contractor will also perform PCM reassignment, as necessary, in response to Service member reassignments or turnover in purchased care sector PCMs.
8.6  The TOP contractor shall enroll TOP Prime Remote beneficiaries to the appropriate enrollment DMIS ID based on beneficiary location. The contractor shall list the name of the assigned remote location/site or the purchased care sector PCM, as appropriate.
9.0  Enrollment Procedures
9.1  No TRICARE-eligible beneficiary shall be denied enrollment or re-enrollment in, or be required to disenroll from, the TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote program because of a prior or current medical condition.
9.2  The TOP contractor shall be responsible for enrollment processing and for coordinating enrollment processing with the MTF, the appropriate TAO Director, and DEERS. The contractor shall enter enrollments into DEERS through the Government furnished web-based enrollment system/application according to the provisions of the TSM, Chapter 3. The contractor shall perform the following specific functions related to enrollment processing:
9.2.1  The contractor shall collect TOP Prime enrollment requests at the MTFs TSCs, or other sites mutually agreed to by the contractor, TAO Director, and the MTF Commander, or by mail, telephone, Government furnished web-based self-service enrollment system/application, or other secure means determined by the contractor. The contractor shall collect TOP Prime Remote service area enrollment requests by mail, telephone, or other secure means determined by the contractor.
9.2.2  At the time of enrollment processing, the contractor shall access DEERS to verify eligibility of applicants and shall update the residential mailing address and any other fields for which they have update capability on DEERS. If the enrollment request does not contain a mailing address, the enrollment request shall be developed for a mailing address. Enrollees may submit a temporary address (e.g., unit address) until a permanent address is established. Temporary addresses must be updated with the permanent address when provided to the contractor by the enrollee in accordance with the TSM, Chapter 3, Section 4.2. The contractor shall not input temporary addresses not provided by the enrollee. If the DEERS record does not contain an address, or if the enrollment request contains information different from that contained on DEERS in fields for which the contractor does not have update capability, the contractor shall contact the beneficiary within five calendar days outlining the discrepant information and requesting that the beneficiary contact their military personnel information office for assistance in updating the DEERS record.
9.2.3  Unless the Government has waived the signature requirement, enrollment requests must be submitted by the sponsor, spouse, or other legal guardian of the beneficiary via one of the official enrollment request options (see paragraph 3.6).
Note:  The Government furnished web-based self-service enrollment system/application is not currently available overseas.
9.3  All TOP enrollees shall be issued enrollment cards per TSM, Chapter 3, Section 4.2.
9.4  TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote enrollment may occur at any time during the period of TOP eligibility and shall remain effective until the enrollee transfers enrollment to another region, disenrolls, or becomes ineligible for TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote or the TRICARE program. Effective January 1, 2018, see Chapter 6, Section 1, for enrollment periods and effective coverage dates.
9.5  TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote enrollment may be on an individual or family basis. Single enrollment may be changed to family due to marriage or birth of a child at any time during the TOP enrollment period. A new TOP enrollment period shall be established for the family. Effective January 1, 2018, see Chapter 6, Section 1, for enrollment time-frames.
9.6  Enrollment fees are not required for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote. Effective January 1, 2018, see TRM, Chapter 2, for enrollment fee information.
9.7  Service members and ADFMs on PCS assignment in Canada (not at the request of the Canadian Government) may enroll in TOP, but must pay up front for all health care and file a claim with the TOP contractor for reimbursement.
10.0  Enrollment of Family Members Of E-1 Through E-4
10.1  The provisions of Chapter 6, Section 1 regarding enrollment of family members of E-1 through E-4 shall apply to the TOP, except that TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote shall be effective the date that the enrollment is requested as long as it coincides with dates of eligibility. See Chapter 6, Section 2, for effective enrollment dates on or after January 1, 2018. See TPM, Chapter 10, Section 2.1, for QLE information.
10.2  The provisions of Chapter 6, Section 2 regarding enrollment portability shall apply to the TOP, except that stateside-enrolled retirees and retiree family members may not transfer Prime enrollment to an overseas location.
11.0  Split Enrollment
The provisions of Chapter 6, Section 3 regarding split enrollment shall apply to TOP Prime and TOP Select (effective January 1, 2018).
12.0  Disenrollment
12.1  ADFMs shall be disenrolled from TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote when:
•  The enrollee requests disenrollment;
•  The enrollee transfers enrollment to a new TRICARE region;
•  The enrollee loses eligibility for TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote;
•  The enrollee loses TRICARE eligibility in DEERS; or
•  The enrollee has not requested enrollment transfer/disenrollment within 60 calendar days following the end of the overseas tour.
12.2  Service members shall be disenrolled from TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote when:
•  The enrollee transfers enrollment to a new TRICARE region;
•  The enrollee loses TRICARE eligibility in DEERS; or
•  The enrollee has not requested enrollment transfer/disenrollment within 60 calendar days following the end of the overseas tour.
12.3  ADFMs who are enrolled in TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote may disenroll at any time. They will not be permitted to make another enrollment until after a 12-month period if they have already changed their enrollment status from enrolled to disenrolled twice during the enrollment year (October 1 to September 30) for any reason. ADFMs with sponsors E-1 through E-4 are exempt from these enrollment lock-out provisions. See Chapter 6, Section 1 for guidance regarding enrollment lock-outs. Effective January 1, 2018, see TPM, Chapter 10, Section 2.1, for QLE information and Chapter 6, Sections 1 and 2, for enrollment eligibility and time-frames.
12.4  Service members cannot voluntarily disenroll from TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote if they remain on permanent assignment in an overseas location where these programs are offered. Service member enrollment in TOP Prime or TOP Prime Remote continues until they transfer enrollment to another TRICARE region/program or lose eligibility for TOP/TRICARE.
12.5  TOP Prime/TOP Prime Remote enrollees must either transfer enrollment or disenroll within 60 calendar days of the end of the overseas tour when the Service member departs to a new area of assignment. The TOP contractor shall provide continuing coverage until:
•  The enrollment has been transferred to the new location;
•  The enrollee disenrolls; or
•  When enrollment transfer or disenrollment has not been requested by the TOP Prime/TPR enrollee by the 60th day, the TOP contractor shall automatically disenroll the beneficiary on the 61st calendar day following the end date of the overseas tour from TOP Prime/TPR. Until December 31, 2017, the disenrolled ADFM TOP Prime or TOP/TPR beneficiary will revert to TRICARE Standard. Effective January 1, 2018, ADFMs disenrolled from TOP Prime or TOP TPR will be only eligible for space available care at military treatment facilities.
13.0  TRICARE Eligibility Changes
13.1  Refer to the TPM, Chapter 10, Section 3.1 for information on changes in eligibility.
13.2  The TOP contractor shall include full and complete information about the effects of changes in eligibility and sponsor rank in beneficiary materials and briefings.
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