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    Tricare and GI Bill

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    (I've posted here before but it's been a while, so hello again everyone! If it's been too long I can make another re-intro post if need be)

    DF is going to be discharged officially from active duty next year. He'll be going back to school full time on-campus with the GI Bill immediately.

    I saw that someone has just asked a question about whether they can keep Tricare after active duty discharge, so I hate to kind of repeat, but does he get to keep it if he is using the GI Bill? Or will we be on our own insurance-wise while he's in school? I know that schools can offer insurance but I don't have any idea of what they cover or what the deal is in the slightest.

    I'd appreciate any help, I've googled the crap out of this question and now I just feel
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    you will not be elegible for tricare as a full time student- only if he is active reserves - then he can elect to pay for coverage-

    also he can elect the cobra insurance but it is very expensive and is llimited to 18 months after seperation
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    Yep, what gunsgirl said above. Universities offer coverage, its pretty affordable but is crappy insurance. It works if you have something major, but I know my schools plan had copays of $50 for a primary care doctor and $75 for a specialist. It's not really meant for a lot of care, just the basics.
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the clarification

    I just like to plan ahead... while I hope to have a job lined up that has benefits by the time I need to relocate, it's not exactly guaranteed so I like to have a Plan B...

    Thanks again

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