TRICARE Dental Plan Contract Changes Hands
The Department of Defense has awarded a five-year contract to United Concordia Companies, Inc. to administer the world’s largest voluntary...
The Department of Defense has awarded a five-year contract to United Concordia Companies, Inc. to administer the world’s largest voluntary dental plan, TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). The TDP offers dental coverage to active duty families. It also covers National Guard and Reserve service members and their families.
The TDP is nothing new to United Concordia as they were the administrators of the program from 1996 to 2012. Currently, they also administer the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program which serves active duty military members.
The TDP offers military families dental benefits which include:
- Exams, cleanings, fluorides, sealants, and X-rays
- Fillings, including white fillings on back teeth
- Root canals
- Gum surgery
- Oral surgery and tooth extractions
- Crowns and dentures
- Orthodontics and braces
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) for diabetics
- Additional cleaning for pregnant women
Enrollment is not automatic with DEERS enrollment and is available for military families living CONUS and OCONUS. Dental benefits through TRICARE are also available for retirees and surviving family members of service members who died while on active duty.
United Concordia’s contract will begin February 1, 2017. Currently, the TDP serves approximately 1.8 million people and is presently being administered by MetLife. Services provided by MetLife will continue until February 1, 2017.
“MilitaryOneClick has been a proud partner of MetLife since the original transition of the TDP plan from United Concordia in 2012. We have truly enjoyed working with the MetLife TDP team and will continue to provide their information and resources throughout this year,” said Jennifer Pilcher, Founder of MilitaryOneClick.
MilitaryOneClick has a comprehensive list of TDP resources to help military families navigating dental benefits.
For more information about United Concordia and their press release regarding the TRICARE Dental Program, click here.
For more information about the TRICARE Dental Program, click here.