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fedweek.com | fehb premium hike 2018

Premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) coverage are increasing on Jan. 1. TYA Select premiums will increase 12.7 percent, to $257 per month, up from $228. TYA Prime premiums will rise 22 percent, to $459 per month, up from $376.

TRICARE offers TYA coverage to qualified dependent children under age 26. Beneficiaries can switch between the two options at any time. TRICARE is acknowledging to beneficiaries that the increases could be tough for some to pay. The agency advises beneficiaries to look at other options on the Health Insurance Marketplace, at healthcare.gov.

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