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Patients by Beneficiary Category

  • TRICARE serves approximately 9.6 million beneficiaries. 
  • The table below shows the breakdown by the type of beneficiary.
Type of Beneficiary  Approximate Number of Beneficiaries 
(Total: 9.6 million)
Active Duty Service Members 1.397 million
Active Duty Family Members  1.664 million
National Guard and Reserve Members
(includes active and inactive members)

193,000 (active)
199,000 (inactive)

Family Members of National Guard and Reserve Members

298,000 FM of activated SM
311,000 FM of inactive SM

Retirees and Family Members <65 3.148 million
Retirees and Family Members ≥65 2.322 million

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