TRICARE Open Season Is November 12 - December 10
TRICARE is implementing its first-ever Open Season for enrollment from November 12 to December 10, 2018. During this time, you can enroll in or switch between TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, or TRICARE Select, or change the number of covered dependents for the next calendar year.
TRDP (Delta Dental) is EndingThe TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), provided by Delta Dental, is ending on December 31, 2018. Certain enrollees will become eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) beginning in 2019. There is no automatic enrollment. You must take action during Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 to December 10, 2018, to have dental coverage.
New Vision Options for Certain TRICARE Beneficiaries
In 2019, a brand new vision benefit will be available through Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Eligible beneficiaries can enroll in one of FEDVIP’s four carriers' vision plans. Coverage is not automatic! You must enroll during Open Season, Nov. 12- Dec., 2018.
TRICARE Costs are ChangingEvery year, out-of-pocket costs for premium-based plans (TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult, and the Continued Health Care Benefit Program) adjust based on federal law and regulation, as well as the annual retiree cost of living adjustment (COLA).
Last Updated 11/13/2018