Each family member's eligibility record must be updated separately.
The most important benefits probably are health insurance coverage provide by TRICARE.
But others include access to commissaries and exchanges, ID cards, life insurance, and education benefits.
You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow.
Sponsors or registered family members may make address changes, however, only the sponsor can add or delete a family member from DEERS, and proper documents are required such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree and/or birth certificate.
(DEERS) A database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U. TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve or TRICARE Young Adult) remember to also change your address and other personal information with your regional contractor.
And they are missing SSNs from about 430,000 military households.
We’ve got help for that over here.) But it won’t be, because this is the military — and nothing is simple. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act every American needs to include a form with their annual income tax filing that proves they have health insurance for their household through their employer, buy it themselves — or pay a fine. For you, that means the Do D will be sending you one in January. To send you that form the Do D has to have the social security numbers (SSN) of all of your dependents on file.
If you have more than three dependents missing SSNs in the system, you’ll get more than one letter, Do D officials said.
After all, you’ve done the hard work by registering to start with. That means they need you to update that information or you’re going to be stuck paying the fine (even though you totally had Tricare). You’ll get a snail-mail letter about it noting the specific dependents for whom they are missing numbers.
Fortunately, registering family members in the DEERS system is quite simple.