Benefits and savings you want

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) reduces your total annual out-of-pocket expenses for routine dental care and saves you money when it comes time for more extensive—and expensive—dental treatment.

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Enrollment must be done by the sponsor. If the sponsor is deceased, the un-remarried surviving spouse or child may enroll.

There are two ways you can enroll:

Online

Enroll Online

Instructions
  1. Log in to the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website (BWE) with one of the following:
    • Defense Finance and Accounting Service myPay (DFAS myPay) account
      To create a DFAS myPay account, or if you need help logging in or have forgotten your password, visit the myPay website or call 1-888-332-7411.
    • Department of Defense Self-Service Login (DS Login)
      To obtain or reset a DS Login, visit the BWE website.
    • Common Access Card (CAC)
      To obtain a CAC or reset a CAC PIN, visit your local RAPIDS site or call 1-800-477-8227 to locate a site near you.
  2. Complete your TRDP enrollment on the BWE website and submit the required two months' premium pre-payment amount to enroll.

Note: The BWE system may not reflect your retirement effective date until 30 days prior to your retirement. If the BWE does not show that you are eligible to enroll in the TRDP (i.e., the icon is grayed out), visit your local ID card office to make sure your retirement orders have been received and processed into the DEERS system. Any retiree that has questions about their eligibility should visit their local ID card office for support.

You can verify your enrollment status by registering and logging in to the Delta Dental TRDP Consumer Toolkit® 24 hours after enrolling through the BWE website.

By Mail

Download the PDF Enrollment Application (106 kb)

Instructions
  1. Download and print the PDF TRDP Enrollment Application (106 kb).
  2. Use the online premium search and enter your residence ZIP code to determine your premium pre-payment amount.
    • Two months’ premium prepayment is required to enroll.
    • Section C of the form explains your premium prepayment options.
    • If paying premium pre-payment by check or money order, please make it payable to the: TRICARE Retiree Dental Program.
  3. Complete the TRDP Enrollment Application.
    • Double check that the signature line is signed by the sponsor or un-remarried surviving spouse or child.
    • Be sure you provided your complete sponsor’s social security or DoD Benefits Number (DBN).
    • If enrollment is for family members only, include supporting documentation to indicate family member enrollment.
  4. Return the signed and completed enrollment application and required two months’ premium pre-payment to:

    Delta Dental of California
    Federal Government Programs
    PO Box 537008
    Sacramento, CA 95853-7008
    United States of America

    Please allow 10 business days from receipt to Delta Dental for processing. After that, you can verify your enrollment by registering and logging on to the Consumer Toolkit®.

    Coverage Effective Date and Waiver to Receive All Eligible Dental Benefits

    Your TRDP coverage begins the first day of the month following receipt of your completed enrollment application. Once your coverage becomes effective, you'll be eligible for cleanings, exams, x-rays, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery, emergency services and dental accident services.

    Additionally, if you enroll 30 days before retirement or within four months after your retirement, or transfer to Retired Reserve status, the 12-month waiting period to receive all covered benefits is waived. This includes those National Guard/Reserve members who retired, but will not begin receiving retirement pay until age 60 (sometimes referred to as "gray area" retirees).

    To waive the 12-month waiting period, send Delta Dental a copy of your retirement orders (DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) by either:

    • Using the Ask a Question TRDP Online Customer Service Inquiry Form.
    • Select the option: "Submitting Retirement Orders (For New Enrollment)” and electronically attach a copy of your retirement orders to the customer service inquiry form; or
    • Attaching a photocopy of your retirement orders to your paper enrollment application and mailing it to Delta Dental with your application.

    Grace Period and Continuous Enrollment

    • There is a 30-day grace period allowing you to terminate enrollment if no benefits have been used and the request is received in writing.
    • Enrollment continues month-to-month after the initial 12-month commitment is satisfied – a 30-day notice is required if you wish to disenroll.

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