New Dental Plan for Active Duty and Reserves
The TRICARE dental contract for active-duty family members, Reserve Component members and their families will switch from MetLife to United Concordia on May 1, 2017. Military retirees and their families are covered by a separate contract with Delta Dental, which is not affected. Dental benefits are staying the same or expanding, while children will be automatically enrolled in the system as beneficiaries starting at one year old rather than four years old. Among the expansions is an increase to the annual maximum benefit from $1,300 to $1,500 and a change that makes sealants free instead of requiring a 20 percent co-pay.