TRICARE hosts dental, vision coverage webinar on Sept. 27

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
TRICARE
News Release

By law, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end on Dec. 31, 2018.

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, new dental plan options for those enrolled in TRDP will be available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). FEDVIP vision coverage will also be available for the first time.

Join the TRICARE webinar on Sept. 27, from 7 to 8 a.m., Hawaii time (1 to 2 p.m. , Eastern) to learn about your new dental and vision plan options.

1st Sgt. Patricia Van Drunen (left), first sergeant, 143rd Dental Company, who is also a trained militarydental hygienist, examines the teeth of a 9th Mission Support Command American Samoa-based Reserve Soldier during a dental care mission at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, March 22.

1st Sgt. Patricia Van Drunen (left), first sergeant, 143rd Dental Company, who is also a trained military dental hygienist, examines the teeth of a 9th Mission Support Command American Samoa-based Reserve Soldier during a dental care mission at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center in 2017. (File photo)

The “New Dental and Vision Coverage Options for TRICARE Beneficiaries” webinar will discuss who is eligible for FEDVIP, as well as how and when to enroll. If you want to enroll in TRDP, the last day to do so is Oct. 31, 2018. Your coverage will end Dec. 31, 2018.

There’s no automatic transition into a new dental plan once TRDP ends. For 2019 dental coverage, retirees and their family members must take action to enroll in a FEDVIP plan. All beneficiaries eligible for TRDP are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage. Visit the FEDVIP website for dental plan options.

If you’re eligible, your first chance to enroll in FEDVIP is during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season. This runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, 2018. Your coverage will then start Jan. 1, 2019.

Retirees, retiree families, and active duty families are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. This year’s FEDVIP open season is also your first chance to enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan. If you enroll during open season, your coverage will start Jan. 1, 2019. Visit the FEDVIP website for vision plan options.

Register to join us on Sept. 27 to learn more about the TRDP transition to FEDVIP and what the change means for you. A Q&A led by the presenters will follow the presentation.

Keep updated on all of the TRICARE changes. For the latest on changes to TRICARE, visit TRICARE News and TRICARE Changes.

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