(3) Members of the Reserve component on inactive duty for disease or injury
that occurred at or during training.
(4) Family members of active duty.
(5) Members retired for length of service or physical disability.
(6) Family members of deceased and retired members.
(7) Others as outlined in AR 40-3.
d. Uniformed Services Health Benefits Program (USHBP). USHBP covers
two programs which are distinguished by the type of facility which provides the care.
(1) Uniformed services health care provided at uniformed services medical
treatment facilities, supplemented by care from civilian sources.
(2) Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
(a) Health care provided by civilian sources or in civilian medical treatment
facilities to CHAMPUS beneficiaries.
(b) Medical care is cost-shared by the government and the patient.
e. Identification. The basic determinant of eligibility for health care is the
identification card. Eligible personnel are also required to enroll in the Defense Enrollment
Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). While determination of eligibility is the
responsibility of the medical treatment facility commander in accordance with AR 40-3,
PAD personnel are called upon daily to advise the commander of current regulations and
policies. When proper identification is not available and no emergency exists, a statement
from the sponsor, parent, or guardian may be accepted. The statement must explain why
the person does not have proper identification and why the patient is not enrolled in
DEERS. More information on eligibility for care under the Uniformed Services Health
Benefits Program is provided in a later subcourse.