[HEALTH.MIL] MetLife Begins TRICARE Dental Program Partnership

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  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 11:26:20 -0500

MetLife Begins TRICARE Dental Program Partnership

April 30, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Starting May 1, 2012, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,
Inc. (MetLife) is the new TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) contractor, providing
dental benefits for more than 2 million TRICARE beneficiaries worldwide.

NOTE:  This change does not affect the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP).

"MetLife is a very welcome new partner to the TDP," TRICARE Deputy Director
Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble said. "The company shares in our commitment to
provide top quality health care to our service members and their families."
Beneficiaries purchasing TDP will see expanded dental benefits beginning May 1
with lower monthly premium rates than last year. More details about premiums
costs can be found on the MetLife TDP website at
https://mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare (or

Some TDP enhancements include an increased annual benefit maximum of $1,300, and
a lifetime orthodontic maximum of $1,750. New expanded coverage includes an
additional annual maximum of $1200 for dental accident coverage and no cost
shares for deep cleaning for diabetic patients.
TDP information is available by calling 1-855-638-8371 in the U.S.,
1-855-638-8372 outside the United States or online through the MetLife TDP
website, https://mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare.  The website has more
information about costs, coverage details and finding a provider. Beneficiaries
can use the "Find a Dentist" feature to locate one of the 168,000 MetLife dental
access points.
For more information about TRICARE's dental programs, go to

If you would like to post TDP comments or questions, please visit MetLife's
Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/MetLifeTDP

SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at

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