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How to File a TRICARE Overseas Claim

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to successfully file a TRICARE claim for care received overseas:

Online Claims Submission:
** Preferred **
  • Register on the TRICARE Overseas Beneficiary Secure Claims Portal to submit your claims online!
  • Already registered? Click here to login.
  Otherwise, follow the steps below for submitting the Patient’s Request for Medical Payment (DD Form 2642).
STEP #1:
Fill Out the TRICARE Claim Form
STEP #2:
Include a Copy of the Provider’s Bill
  • Attach a readable copy of the provider's bill to the claim form, making sure it contains the following:
    • Sponsor's Social Security Number (SSN) or Department of Defense Benefits Number (DBN) (eligible former spouses should use their SSN)
    • Provider's name and address (if more than one provider's name is on the bill, circle the name of the person who treated you)
    • Date and place of each service
    • Description of each service or supply furnished
    • Charge for each service
    • Diagnosis (if the diagnosis is not on the bill, be sure to complete block 8a on the form)
STEP #3:
Submit the Claim
  • If you need to file a claim for care you received overseas, file the claim with the TOP Claims Processor via one of the following methods:
    • Submit your claim online!
    • Mail your completed claim form to the claims address for the TOP Claims Processor. Note: Use the mailing address for the overseas area where you received care.
      • You can watch helpful claims portal video tutorials to help guide you through the process.
STEP #4:
Check the Status of Your Claims
  • To keep track of your claims online, you’ll need to register on the TRICARE Overseas Secure Beneficiary Claims Portal here.
  • Once registered, you can also:
    • Look up your deductibles and your out-of-pocket expenses.
    • Update your other health insurance information.
    • View your explanation of benefits online.
Useful Tips & Reminders:
  • Keep a copy of all paperwork for your records.
  • If you need help, contact your TOP Regional Call Center and listen carefully to the prompts for the best option to serve you.