TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)

Air Force Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) provides qualified National Guard and Reserve members a premium-based healthcare plan, similar to TRICARE Select through payment of a monthly premium.

DFAS will provide IRS Form 1095-C to all U.S. military members, and IRS Form 1095-B to all retirees, annuitants, former spouses and all other individuals having TRICARE coverage during all or any portion of tax year 2023. An IRS Form 1095 documents you (and your family members, if applicable) have the minimum essential coverage. These forms will document the information that DFAS will provide to the IRS on yourself and your authorized family members. According to the IRS, these forms are not required to prepare or file income tax returns but will be available via myPay no later than 31 January 2024.


Air Force Reserve Service members on drill status are eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact your National Guard or Reserve Point of Contact.
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Benefit Highlights

TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is available worldwide to most Selected Reserve (National Guard and Reserve) members and their families when the military member is NOT on active duty orders or covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program. To participate in TRS the military member must qualify for and purchase coverage. The payment of monthly premiums is required and failure to pay premiums on time may result in disenrollment and an enrollment lockout.

TRS offers comprehensive health care coverage that includes TRICARE's prescription drug coverage. Beneficiaries are able to visit any TRICARE-authorized provider or qualified host nation provider (if located overseas), and pay fewer out-of-pocket costs when choosing a provider in the TRICARE network (network providers are not available overseas). Under TRS, beneficiaries are able to utilize military treatment facilities (MTFs) on a space-available basis.

No referrals are required to seek specialized care, but some types of care may require prior authorization. On some occasions you may be required to pay for health care services at the time they are received and then file for reimbursement, and submit health care insurance claims.

Enrollment in TRS is open; those who qualify can purchase coverage at any time of the year not just during an "open season".

TRICARE Reserve Select premium rates effective 1 January 2024 are:

Type of Coverage


Member Only

$51.95 per month

Member and Family

$256.87 per month

Costs that apply to TRICARE Select apply to Active Duty Family Members (ADFMs) apply to all individuals (including the Guard/Reserve member) covered under TRS. Premiums are adjusted on an annual basis, effective January 1.

Annual Outpatient Deductible: You must meet the annual outpatient deducible each calendar year (January 1 - December 31 before cost sharing begins:

Sponsor Rank E4 and below:

  • Group A and Group B: $62 per individual and $125 per family

Sponsor Rank E5 and above:

  • Group A and Group B: $188 per individual and $377 per family

Cost Shares: You are responsible to pay a cost share based on the type of care and type of provider you see (network vs. non-network). Non-network providers may charge up to 15% above the TRICARE allowable charge. You are also responsible for these extra charges.

Please visit to find your TRICARE costs, including copayments, enrollment fees, and payment options effective January 1, 2024.

For overseas cost shares, please visit:

Additional Information

For more information or to enroll:

Select your region to learn more about your payment options:

TRICARE Information for Guard and Reserve Service members:

TRICARE DEERS Information:

TRICARE Choices for National Guard and Reserve Handbook:

Document Review Date: 19 January 2024