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military families: dental coverage to change from united concordia to metlife effective may 1st.

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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TRICARE® Dental Program

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Effective May 1, 2012, MetLife will become the dental carrier for the TDP. MetLife will begin providing dental coverage to over 2 million family members of uniformed service active duty personnel, members of the Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve, their eligible family members, and Survivors.

Beneficiaries will have access to MetLife's network with over 161,000 dentist access points, and this number continues to grow.

Additional information about the contract is available at www.tricare.mil/TDPcontract and benefit updates are available at http://www.tricare.mil/.

PLEASE NOTE that the change to MetLife is for the TDP program only. The Active Duty Dental Program will still be administered by United Concordia®

by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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mackQuin
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

 

Changes to the TDP will include enhanced dental coverage at a lower premium share than before. MetLife will distribute program information, provider network details beginning in first quarter 2012. Highlights to the benefits and enhancements are listed below:

  • Coverage of posterior resin (tooth colored/white) fillings

  • Increase in the annual maximum to $1,300 per enrollee (formerly this was $1,200)

  • Increase in the lifetime orthodontic maximum to $1,750

  • $1,200 per year for services related to dental treatment due to an accident as defined in the TDP handbook

  • No cost shares for scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) for diabetics

  • Coverage of an additional (3rd) cleaning for women during pregnancy

  • Expansion of the survivor benefits to surviving spouse and child(ren)

If you would like to check if your dentist is already part of the MetLife network, please click Find a Dentist on the right and search for a DPPO provider. If the dentist is not a member, dentists can easily request an application on our website for dentists, http://www.metdental.com/. Please note, claims will continue to be processed as they are now and changes in the mailing address, claims processing, etc. will be provided in early 2012.

laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I have metlife.I am almost done with my dental work now!

mackQuin
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

 

Quoting laranadtony:

I have metlife.I am almost done with my dental work now!

 it looks like this is a good change for military families. the coverages seem to be a little better and they are saying preimums will be lower. the only sucky thing is your current dentist may not be a metlife dentist.

laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM


Quoting mackQuin:

 

Quoting laranadtony:

I have metlife.I am almost done with my dental work now!

 it looks like this is a good change for military families. the coverages seem to be a little better and they are saying preimums will be lower. the only sucky thing is your current dentist may not be a metlife dentist.

Our family deductible is $150 per year

We get 1500 on general with preventative completely covered.

But now we got the united health gold plan and this came with it!

My priorities:Husband,family,cafemom,facebook!

laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Metlife and eyemed came with our insurance is what I was trying to say!

Fields456
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Woo-hoo mate now I will be able to find. Closer pediatric dentist for my dd
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Armymom134
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

 This is not for families of Active duty soldiers though.

mackQuin
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:17 PM

 

Quoting Armymom134:

 This is not for families of Active duty soldiers though.

 it says family members of active duty personnel

tarinah
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

im hoping this opens my options, we dont even have 1 dentist that takes united concordia here.  Have to drive 100 miles to find one!  LOVE that they are gonna cover the white fillings, no everyone wants a mouth full of metal lol

Quoting mackQuin:

 

Quoting laranadtony:

I have metlife.I am almost done with my dental work now!

 it looks like this is a good change for military families. the coverages seem to be a little better and they are saying preimums will be lower. the only sucky thing is your current dentist may not be a metlife dentist.


Im a 31 year old army wife and proud SAHM mom. I am a cloth diapering, selective vaccinating, non-circumsizing, extended breastfeeding, and ERF kind of mama to Colton 2 and Sierra 4. I do what is best for MY children!!!
Seans_mommy123
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

It's for the families just not the active duty member

Quoting Armymom134:

 This is not for families of Active duty soldiers though.


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