Tricare offers new dental coverage for reserve components

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

News Release



FALLS CHURCH, Va. — National Guard and Reserve members — those separating from active duty after an activation of greater than 30 days in support of a contingency operation — began receiving the same dental care benefits as active duty service members, as of Jan. 27.

The Tricare Active Duty Dental Program, or ADDP, now provides coverage to these members in the Transition Assistance Management Program, or TAMP.

ADDP beneficiaries receive active duty dental benefit services as long as referral and/or authorization requirements are met prior to receipt of care.

Authorizations will not be granted for any dental care procedure that cannot be completed within their 180-day maximum TAMP period.

TAMP provides 180 days of transitional health care benefits to help certain uniformed services members and their families transition to civilian life. Benefits begin the day after the service member is separated from active duty.

Family members and dependents aren’t eligible for ADDP benefits under TAMP, but remain eligible to purchase coverage through the Tricare Dental Program, or TDP.

Eligibility is verified by ADDP contractor United Concordia Companies, Inc. using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.

All Tricare beneficiaries are advised to keep their enrollment information updated in DEERS; if eligibility can’t be confirmed, ADDP dental care is denied.

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TriWest launches blog for military spouses

TriWest News Release

PHOENIX — TriWest has launched its first blog, ‘Healthy Homefront,’ specifically designed to reach military spouse bloggers and families at Every week, TriWest representatives will update the blog with Tricare info, healthy living tips, and more. Military spouses are encouraged to sign up for email notifications through the TriWest blog, and re-post the information to other members of the military community.


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