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Military Health System

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  1.64 million
National Guard and Reserve Members
(includes active and inactive members)
230,000
Family Members of National Guard and Reserve Members 830,000
Retirees and Family Members <65 3.17 million
Retirees and Family Members ≥65 2.34 million
Last Updated: August 05, 2021
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