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Improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program

4/5/2017

Improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program

Beginning on May 1, 2017, United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) will manage the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). Beneficiaries don’t need to take any actions to continue their coverage.

The TDP is a voluntary dental benefit for eligible active duty family members, National Guard and Reserve members and their families. Several improvements to the TDP include:

  • The annual maximum TDP will pay will increase from $1,300 to $1,500
  • The TDP will consider sealants a free and preventive treatment, and no longer include a 20 percent cost share
  • The auto-enrollment age for family members will lower from age four to one
  • For most beneficiaries, the monthly premium rate will decrease

The Active Duty Dental Program and TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will not change.

The TDP will continue to provide access to a network of civilian dentists around the world. Your access to quality care will not change. However, some dentists currently in the TDP network may leave, while new ones will join. So, those currently enrolled may need to find a new dental provider. To find participating dentists please visit: https://www.uccitdp.com/find-a-dentist/. You may nominate dentists to participate by clicking on “Nominate Your Dentist” on the page linked above and completing a simple form.

Changes are coming to the TRICARE Dental Program.  Under the TRICARE Dental Program, access to care is guaranteed.  Premiums are lower for all beneficiaries, while including $200 more in benefits per year.  Preventative sealants are now fully covered, and automatic enrollment for children now occurs at age 4.  Additionally, the TRICARE Dental program also features enhanced benefits for enrollees with chronic conditions and special needs.  To find a dentist, visit the TRICARE dental network online at http://www.uccitdp.com.  For more information about improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program, visit https://go.usa.gov/xXQRr.  For general information about the TRICARE Dental Program, visit https://www.tricare.mil/tdp, or call 1-844-652-4061 for CONUS inquiries or 1-844-653-4060 for OCONUS inquiries.

For more information regarding the TDP, please visit the TRICARE website or www.uccitdp.com

Last Updated 4/19/2017