“Implement Enrollment Fee for New Tricare-for-Life Beneficiaries and Increase Pharmacy Co-Pays — In conjunction with the TRICARE Plan changes, the Department again seeks to adjust pharmacy co-pay structures and establish a modest annual enrollment fee for the TRICARE-for-Life coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees.
TRICARE-for-Life Annual Family (Two Individuals) Enrollment Fees*
% of Gross Retired Pay (GRP)
* Individual fees are 50 percent of family fees (e.g., 1 percent of GRP in FY 2020 and after). Ceilings indexed to retiree National Health Expenditures (NHE) per capita after FY 2020.”
NAUS Note: Along with members of The Military Coalition, NAUS opposes any enrollment fee for TRICARE-for-Life. TFL is an earned entitlement. Service members who qualify for TFL have more than earned the benefit due to their multiple years of service and an additional fee for a benefit most were promised is an insult. We owe these men and women a large debt of gratitude for their service. We will fight any enrollment fee.