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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 (Fiscal Year 2022).
Type of Beneficiary  Approximate Number of Beneficiaries 
Active Duty Service Members 1.37 million
Active Duty Family Members  1.57 million
National Guard/Reserve Members
.20 million
Guard/Reserve Family Members .30 million
Inactive Guard/Reserve Members .21 million
Inactive Guard/Reserve Family Members .32 million
Retired Service Members  2.23 million
Retiree Family Members 2.65 million
Survivors .61 million
Other .36 million
Last Updated: October 20, 2023
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