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    Tricare coverage after marriage

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    So my DH and I got married in December but he didn't enroll me in DEERS until recently, if I file a claim will tricare pay for medical expenses I had before I was enrolled? Thank you for your help, I'm still kind of confused how this all works.
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    No. You are not enrolled in Tricare until you are enrolled in DEERS. So anything prior to DEERS, is not covered by Tricare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snwbirdy View Post
    So my DH and I got married in December but he didn't enroll me in DEERS until recently, if I file a claim will tricare pay for medical expenses I had before I was enrolled? Thank you for your help, I'm still kind of confused how this all works.


    For most insurance, the answer would be no, because the eligibility date isn't what's important; it's the enroll date. However, Tricare might be different. If no one here can answer, I'm sure Tricare could give you answer very quickly if you give them a quick call. I would be prepared for a "no" though.
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    I would call; I do think your DEERS eligibility will be back dated to when you were actually eligible. I know my dd didn’t enroll for over a month after she got married, but her’s was retroactive to the date of their marriage. Not sure how that works in regards to Tricare.
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    ours back dated to the date of our marriage, but call or email and ask tricare.

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