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TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) for Family Members Not Residing with Military Sponsor

Issue Number 488
Status Unattainable
Issue Title TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) for Family Members Not Residing with Military Sponsor
Scope The FY01 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 722, authorizes TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) for Active Duty Family members (ADFMs) who reside with members of the Uniformed Services eligible for TPR within the 50 United States. Military Service members are eligible for TPR if they live and have a duty assignment more than 50 miles (or 1 hour's drive time) from a military medical treatment facility (MTF). ADFMs who do not reside with their TPR eligible sponsors, regardless of the reason for the geographical separation, are currently not eligible for the TPR benefit.
Issue Recommendation Eliminate the requirement that an active duty Family member must live with the military sponsor in order to enroll in TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR).
Military Component Active and Reserve Components
Demographic Group Family Members, Soldiers, Retirees
Subject Area Medical
Geographic Area Remote
Entered AFAP Mar 2002
Final Action Date Aug 2011
Accomplishments Updated 8/29/11: Issue was declared unattainable by the Aug 11 AFAP General Officer Steering Committee. The Office of General Counsel for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs did not support inclusion of relocating Active Duty Family Members (ADFMs) with an activated Family Care Plan as part of the "extenuating circumstances" definition for TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) eligibility in Section 714 of FY06 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Inclusion within Congressional markup process for the FY11 NDAA was also unsuccessful.
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