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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 1.41 million
Active Duty Family Members  1.62 million
National Guard and Reserve Members
(includes active and inactive members)
Family Members of National Guard and Reserve Members 650,000
Retirees and Family Members  4.87 million
Last Updated: December 02, 2022
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