Enclosure (12) to COMDTINST 1900.2A
TRICARE TRANSITIONAL HEALTH CARE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
The 2002 NDAA contained language which extended the
transitional health care program for involuntarily
separated active duty members. It also added mobilized
reserves as beneficiaries. However it unintentionally
eliminated the coverage of an affected member's dependents.
The THCDP establishes dependent eligibility.
The Transitional Health Care Program provides involuntarily
separated active duty members and reservists mobilized for
60 days of continued Tricare Health Care coverage if the
member had less than six years of active duty service or
120 days if they had six or more years of active service.
Dependents of the above members that were eligible for
Tricare when the member was involuntarily separated or
demobilized and maintain their dependent status have the
same transitional Tricare benefit effective January 1,
2002. This is a two-year demonstration project.
Members of the reserves who were called up in support of
were released before January 1, 2002, and their eligible
dependents had up to 30 days of continued Tricare
Members may also become eligible for the Continued Health
Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) once their transitional health
care benefit period ends. Information on the CHCBP is
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