[HEALTH.MIL] TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Open for New Enrollments

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TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Open for New Enrollments 


The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) offers comprehensive dental coverage
to all enrolled members. Available to retired service members and their family,
retired National Guard and Reserve members and their family, Medal of Honor
recipients, their family and survivors, TRDP is currently open for enrollment.

TRDP covers diagnostic and preventive services, like exams and cleanings at 100
percent. Emergency services and basic restorative services, like fillings, are
covered at 80 percent. The annual deductible is $50 per person, each benefit
year, and $150 per family per benefit year. The annual maximum benefit is $1,300
per person per year for enhanced enrollees; this is an increase of $100 from
last year. The annual maximum for orthodontia increased from $1500 to $1750. For
more information, visit www.tricare.mil/Dental/TRDP/Costs.

Eligible beneficiaries can enroll online through the Beneficiary Web Enrollment
website (BWE), www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/bwe or go to www.trdp.org to print,
complete and mail in a TRDP enrollment application. 

To enroll on the BWE, beneficiaries will need a DS logon, CAC or DFAS login.
Enrollees may be asked to enter information to establish an electronic funds
transfer (EFT) method for payment of their monthly premiums, but EFT is not an
option for the TRDP so enrollees should not enter anything in that section. 


NOTE:  Online DS Logon registration is available at


               Online DFAS Login (myPay) registration is available at


               Identify\locate TRDP dentists at  <http://www.trdpnetwork.org/>


Federal law requires that TRDP premiums be deducted automatically through a
monthly allotment from retirement pay. EFT is available only as an alternative
method of payment for beneficiaries who do not receive retired pay or whose
retired pay is insufficient to cover the allotment amount. For those eligible to
pay TRDP monthly premiums by EFT, visit www.trdp.org to download the EFT
authorization form.

There is a 12-month commitment for initial enrollments. After a year,
beneficiaries can decide to continue on a month to month basis as long as they
haven't added additional family members to the plan. If a beneficiary and spouse
are already enrolled, adding a child or any other family member resets the
12-month period.

Retirees who enroll in TRDP within four months of their retirement date have
immediate access to the full benefit package. If they miss that four-month
window, there is a 12-month waiting period for coverage of more advanced
services such as crowns, bridges and implants.

Delta Dental of California manages the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program.
Beneficiaries can register at www.trdp.org to access several online features
such tracking claims, and adding or removing family members. For more
information, please visit www.tricare.mil/TRDP. 

Last Updated 12/23/2013


SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at




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