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Monthly TRICARE health insurance coverage


For all persons, TRIMMX is a set of edited monthly health insurance variables indicating whether they have TRICARE coverage in a given calendar month. TRICARE provides comprehensive coverage for active duty US military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents. By adding TRIMMX to your data cart, you are in effect adding 12 monthly health insurance coverage variables (TRIJAX-TRIDEX), one variable for each calendar month.

Monthly Health Insurance Coverage Variables 

  • TRIJAX: TRICARE coverage for January
  • TRIFEX: TRICARE coverage for February
  • TRIMAX: TRICARE coverage for March
  • TRIAPX: TRICARE coverage for April
  • TRIMYX: TRICARE coverage for May
  • TRIJUX: TRICARE coverage for June
  • TRIJLX: TRICARE coverage for July
  • TRIAUX: TRICARE coverage for August
  • TRISEX: TRICARE coverage for September
  • TRIOCX: TRICARE coverage for October
  • TRINOX: TRICARE coverage for November
  • TRIDEX: TRICARE coverage for December


In Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5, insurance that was in effect at the previous round's interview date was reviewed with the respondent. Most of the insurance variables have been logically edited to address issues that arose during such reviews in Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5. Edits address issues of missing data on the time period of coverage that was either reviewed or initially reported in a given round.


This is a 1-digit numeric variable.


Starting October 1, 2001, persons 65 years and older have been able to retain TRICARE coverage in addition to Medicare. TRICARE acts as a supplemental insurance for Medicare, similar to Medigap insurance. In 1996-2001, AHRQ staff changed self-reported TRICARE responses for persons 65 years and older to "no." Beginning in January 2002, AHRQ staff no longer overturned TRICARE coverage for these persons.


  • 2000-2021: All persons.


  • 2000-2021



This variable has no flags.