There is a big change coming to anyone receiving Tricare For Life (TFL). There are two costs associated with Tricare that reset every year. The first is a deductible of $150 per person or $300 for a family. The second is a catastrophic cap (basically, an out of pocket maximum) of $3000.
Normally, both of these reset October 1 of each year. Beginning January 1, 2017, these two costs will now reset on a calendar year basis. This means, for the year 2017, you will have three more months before your costs reset – but only for 2017. Going forward your costs will reset annually on January 1 which will line up with your Medicare.
Stay tuned for more updates on changes coming to Tricare members.