Retiree dental care enhancements offered

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments


News Release

The Enhanced Tricare Retiree Dental Program is available to all military retirees (including gray area retirees) and their eligible family members, unremarried surviving spouses and their eligible children, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible immediate family members.

The program covers cleanings, exams, fillings, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery and dental accidents on the first day that coverage becomes effective.

he Enhanced Tricare Dental Retiree Program covers a variety of dental procedures immediately upon receiving coverage, and additional authorized care 12 months after enrolling in the program. (File photo)

he Enhanced Tricare Dental Retiree Program covers a variety of dental procedures immediately upon receiving coverage, and additional authorized care 12 months after enrolling in the program. (File photo)

After 12 months of being in the program, it then covers crowns, bridges, partials, braces and dental implants. (New retirees who enroll within four months after retirement from the Uniformed Services or transfer to Retired Reserve status are eligible to waive the 12-month waiting period for major services; supporting documentation is required.)

The Enhanced TRDP provides every enrollee an annual maximum of $1,200 per person, a $1,000 annual maximum for dental accidents and a $1,500 lifetime maximum for orthodontics.

It is important to note that the money that the TRDP pays out for preventive and diagnostic services doesn’t count against the annual maximum — those benefits are in addition to the $1,200.

TRDP enrollees realize the maximum program savings (an average of 22 percent) when seeing a network provider.

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Retirees can find more information on the Enhanced Tricare Retiree Dental Program, as well as enroll 24/7/365, online at trdp.org.
Regarding questions or assistance, call customer service at 888-838-8737.

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