Skip to Content

My.Army.Mil. Learn more about your Army media. How you like it.

Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 3, 2012 11:46:10 AM CDT

MetLife Opens TRICARE Dental Program Enrollment

By Charlotte Caldwell

TRICARE Management Activity

FALLS CHURCH, VA - Beginning March 21, 2012 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MetLife) will be accepting new enrollment applications for the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). As the TDP contractor, MetLife will provide dental benefits to more than 2 million active duty family members, Selected and Individual Ready Reservists and their families.

MetLife will begin providing dental coverage to beneficiaries on May 1, 2012. Most current TDP enrollees won’t have to do any paperwork or take any action during the transition. Only TDP enrollees using automatic payments from their checking account or credit card to pay their monthly premiums need to contact MetLife to reauthorize their payment. These enrollees will receive correspondence from MetLife on or near March 21, 2012 with further instructions regarding payment reauthorization.

On March 21, MetLife’s TDP website with customer service contact information and phone lines will go live to support enrollees. All TDP enrollees will receive welcome packages with their new enrollment cards.

TDP enrollees will have access to MetLife’s network of more than 164,000 dentist locations. The TDP will have a $1,300 annual benefit maximum and a $1,750 lifetime orthodontic maximum – both increases from the previous contract. It also offers expanded coverage including an additional cleaning for pregnant women, and survivor benefits for eligible family members. 

For more information or to enroll in the TDP go to www.TRICARE.mil/TDP or https://mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare.

-30-

For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 288-8005
Mikaela Cade
Fort Hood, TX 76544
mikaela.t.cade.civ@mail.mil