TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members (active, Guard/Reserve, retired) and their families around the world.
TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
•Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks
•Offers several health plan options that: ◦Give you access to high-quality health care
◦Meet the requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act
•Provides comprehensive health coverage
•Supports military operations and readiness
TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).