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MetLife opens TRICARE Dental Program enrollment

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Effective May 1, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will succeed United Concordia as the dental contractor for the TRICARE Dental Program. MetLife will manage enrollment, claims processing, and customer service for the TRICARE Dental Program.

Beginning March 21, MetLife will be accepting new enrollment applications for the TRICARE Dental Program. As the TDP contractor, MetLife will provide dental benefits to more than two million active duty family members, selected and Individual Ready Reservists and their families.

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 should receive correspondence from MetLife with further instructions regarding payment reauthorization.

MetLife's TDP website with customer service contact information and phone lines are up and running 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.

If not currently enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program, there are three ways to enroll: online through the beneficiary web enrollment site, mail or call 855-638-8371. A common access card is required to access the beneficiary web enrollment.

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

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