Updating deers information
When you or your military family member is Medicare-eligible, your DEERS status must be updated to reflect MEDICARE Part A and B in order for you to retain your TRICARE coverage.
When you turn 65, the medical section of your military ID card may also need to be updated.
For example, a military dependent over 21 who is a full-time student is entitled to TRICARE, but must have current student status entered into DEERS to receive that full TRICARE coverage allowed to dependent military students. -- Whatever your military status; active duty, Reservist, retired or dependent, your registration in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System is an integral part for many aspects of military life and especially necessary with respect to establishing your TRICARE eligibility.But did you know that not updating DEERS hinders your healthcare team's ability to contact you?And most importantly: both you and your military family must consistently update your information to DEERS, in order to receive full TRICARE benefits.WHEN TO UPDATE YOUR DEERS INFORMATION If you are an active duty military service member and decide to re-enlist, separate, retire, or move, make sure your information gets updated in DEERS as soon as possible.