Important Update

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will be ending on December 31, 2018. Retirees currently enrolled in or eligible for TRDP will have the option to secure dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Help prevent any gap in dental coverage for your patients and their families by directing them to TRICARE.benefeds.com to learn more.

For Dentists

TRDP Transition to FEDVIP

On December 31, 2018, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) contract and dental benefits under the current Department of Defense program will end. However, dental coverage for military retirees and family members will be offered under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). This change, contained in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2017), means that your military retiree patients and their family members will need to select a new FEDVIP plan in the fall of this year for coverage effective January 1, 2019.

We want as many military retirees as possible to have an easy transition into the FEDVIP. It’s our goal to simplify the transition from the TRDP to the FEDVIP for both the military retirees as well as the dentists who treat them. In order to prevent a gap in coverage, TRDP patients and their family members must take action and enroll during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season at between November 12, 2018 and December 10, 2018. Delta Dental offers coverage in the FEDVIP as well with two coverage options available for your patients.

Patients can find more information at TRICARE.benefeds.com.

Dentist News

Update to processing policy regarding frequency limitations for some diagnostic and preventive benefits

Effective June 1, 2017, we have changed the way we determine benefit eligibility for several of our diagnostic and preventive services from a rolling 12-month consecutive period to a calendar year.

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