Veterans

May 4, 2018
 

Take Command: Changes coming to TRICARE retiree dental program

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program coverage now?

If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10 dental carriers in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program.

You’ll be able to enroll in FEDVIP during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, 2018. Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2019.

Previously, FEDVIP was not available to Department of Defense beneficiaries, but it will now be available to those who would have been eligible for TRDP. As an added bonus, they will also be able to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, along with most active duty family members.

More than 3.3 million people are currently covered by FEDVIP. You can choose from dental plans offered by 10 different carriers. To enroll in FEDVIP vision, you must be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan. You can decide if one of four vision plans meets your family’s needs. TRICARE Young Adult enrollees are not eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision.

You may only enroll in a FEDVIP plan outside of open season if you experience a Qualifying Life Event that allows you to do so. Any election in a FEDVIP plan remains in effect for the entire calendar year.

For more information, visit the FEDVIP-TRICARE website at www.tricare.benefeds.com and sign up for email notifications. You’ll get an email when new information is available and key dates approach. Future updates will include eligibility information, plans, carriers, rates, educational webinars and more.
 
tricare-retiree




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – September 21, 2018

News Foreign warships in South China Sea ‘causing trouble’, Beijing’s envoy says – Big countries from outside the region are abusing their freedom of navigation rights and causing trouble in the South China Sea, Beijing’s ambassador to Britain said, in a clear jab at Western nations’ recent operations in the disputed waterway.     Business...
 
 

News Briefs – September 21, 2018

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military’s combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favor of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military has...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Tailwheel: The mascot of War Eagle Field

Courtesy photograph Tailwheel  As the saying goes, if you’re performing, never follow a child or animal act for you will surely fail! My apologies to anyone who has ever fallen victim to that, because this issue’s story is...