l A person who is discharged or released from
active duty, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, under
other than honorable conditions, and was entitled to
medical and dental care under a military health care
. A person who is not eligible for any benefits
under CHAMPUS or Transitional Assistance Program
l A person who ceases to meet requirements for
being considered an unmarried dependent child of a
member or former member of the Uniformed Services.
c A person who, on the day before ceasing to meet
those requirements, was covered under CHAMPUS or
TAP as a dependent of the member or former member.
. A person who would not otherwise be eligible for
any benefits under CHAMPUS.
l A person who is an unremarried former spouse
of a member or former member of the Uniformed
l A person who on the day before the date of the
final decree of divorce, dissolution, or annulment was
covered under a health benefits plan under CHAMPUS
or TAP as a dependent of the member of former member.
. A person who is not eligible for CHAMPUS as a
former spouse of a member or former member.
To enroll in the CHCBP, an eligible individual must
request enrollment via an application or letter to the
following address: CHCBP Administrator, P.O. Box
1608, Rockville, MD 20849-1608.
Although beneficiaries have 60 days to enroll in the
CHCBP, the period of coverage must begin on the day
after entitlement to a military health care plan ends
(including transitional health care) under TAP. The
application must also include payment for the premium
for the first quarter (3 months) coverage under the
Applications must be accompanied by proof of
eligibility, such as the Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), Defense
Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), or
any other official statement of service, and/or proof of
What does CHCBP Cost?
Premium rates are established by the Assistant
Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for two rate
groupsindividual and family. The rates are based on
the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
employee and agency contributions that would be
required for a comparable health benefits plan, plus an
administrative fee. The premium rates may be updated
annually and will be published when updated. The rates
are also available from the CHCBP administrator.
Members discharged or released from active duty
or full-time National Guard duty must select their rate
group at the time they enroll, either individual or family.
After enrollment, beneficiaries may change from family
to individual at any time by notifying the CHCBP
administrator, in writing. Changes from individual to
family may not be made.
Premiums are to be paid quarterly by check or
money order. Payment must be received no later than
30 days after the start of the quarter. Refer to the
Continued Health Care Benefit Program application
shown in figure 13-2.
SEPARATION OF ENLISTED
Some aspects of separation can be complicated.
Some areas that you, as the PN, need to be aware of and
that will help you when you counsel and process
personnel who are separating include the following:
. Make sure you verify the enlisted service record
for completeness and accuracy. This must be
accomplished before the member separates and during
the pre-separation interview.
. Be aware of personnel who have had access to
classified material and debrief them prior to their
. Be aware of the commands responsibility to
acknowledge a members valuable contributions to the
United States Navy before the member departs.
l Make sure you prepare the Standard Transfer
Order according to guidelines contained in the
VERIFICATION OF SERVICE RECORD
You should review the enlisted service record with
the individual being separated for completeness and
accuracy of all service record entries. In the case of