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Attention US Military Retirees – Your Current Dental Program Is Going Away – Sign Up For The New One, Plus Vision Insurance

If you’re a military retiree like me, you’ve been using the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program through Delta Dental, but that’s going away at the end of this year.

Instead, we’re eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). In addition to dental insurance, we can also get vision coverage which is a welcome addition for me as I started wearing glasses a few years ago.

New coverage will begin 1 January, 2019, but you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. It is imperative you enroll during the Federal Benefits Open Season, which is November 12–December 10, 2018.

After consulting with my dentist regarding which plans he accepts, I took the plunge the other day. I didn’t need any existing passwords for MyPay or DEERS. The website was easy to use and within 15 minutes I had enrolled in both dental vision plans for myself and my dependents, and that time included comparing available plans.

You can’t ignore this. Once again, if you don’t enroll, you’ll lose your coverage.

Visit www.tricare.benefeds.com for more information.

2 Responses to “Attention US Military Retirees – Your Current Dental Program Is Going Away – Sign Up For The New One, Plus Vision Insurance”

  1. TominVA says:

    It was incredibly easy. I was shocked at how easy it was. Hardest part was choosing from the plans.

  2. Kirk says:

    Thanks for the reminder…