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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

After I complete my suspension form and submit all necessary documentation showing my eligibility for TRICARE or CHAMPVA, when will my suspension become effective?

If the documentation showing your eligibility for TRICARE is received within the period beginning 31 days before and ending 31 days after the date you designate as the day you want to use TRICARE or CHAMPVA instead of FEHB coverage, the suspension becomes effective at the end of the day before the day you designated. Otherwise, the suspension becomes effective at the end of the month in which we receive your documentation.

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