Frequently Asked Questions

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The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision program that offers eligible participants a choice between 10 dental and four vision carriers, with some plans offering both high and standard options. Enrollee-pay-all means there are no government contributions toward premiums.

BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)-sponsored enrollment portal that you'll use to enroll in FEDVIP coverage. BENEFEDS also manages the billing systems and customer service functions necessary for the collection of FEDVIP premiums.

The Federal Benefits Open Season (or open season) is your annual opportunity to enroll in, change, or cancel a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan. Each year, it runs from the Monday of the second full work week in November through the Monday of the second full work week in December. This year's open season is November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET).

In general, retired uniformed service members and their families who were eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage. In addition, family members of active duty uniformed service members who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. Coverage is effective January 1, 2019, if you enroll during the Federal Benefits Open Season.

If you'd like more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

You don't need to take action yet. However, if you'd like dental and/or vision coverage next year, effective January 1, 2019, you must select and enroll in a FEDVIP plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season. Open season is your annual opportunity to sign up for FEDVIP, and this year it runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET).

If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season.

In the meantime, sign up for updates, and we'll notify you when new information is available and key dates approach.

The 2019 FEDVIP plans and premiums are now available. You can review 2019 plan information, including plan brochures and provider networks, for each carrier. A plan comparison tool is also available for you to view plans and premiums based on where you live.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

The first opportunity you'll have to enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan is during this year's Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019.

You'll enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan through the BENEFEDS enrollment portal. As open season gets closer, detailed information on how to register for an online account and enroll in a FEDVIP plan will be provided on this site.

In the meantime, sign up for updates, and we'll notify you when new information is available and key dates approach.

In most cases, if you are a retired uniformed service member and you have enough available funds or allotments in your retirement pay, we will automatically set up an allotment with your pay provider to pay for your FEDVIP premiums, post-tax.

In the event that you do not have enough available funds or allotments, we will default your payment method to a recurring electronic funds transfer (EFT), which we refer to as an automatic bank withdrawal (ABW), and ask you to provide your bank account information.

If you are an eligible family member enrolling as the primary enrollee, we will default your payment method to ABW with the option of submitting a payroll authorization form completed by the service member sponsor, to have an allotment for your premiums set up from his or her pay, post-tax.

If you are an eligible survivor, we will automatically default your payment method to ABW. You do not have the option to pay your FEDVIP premiums through an allotment.

Note: FEDVIP does not offer a credit card option to pay for coverage.

Your current TRDP coverage remains in effect through December 31, 2018. For questions related to your coverage during this time, continue to contact TRDP and visit the TRDP website, TRDP.org.

You will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season.

Once you are enrolled in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan, you must contact the carrier who provides your FEDVIP dental or vision benefits if you have questions about your ID cards, claims, coordination of benefits, provider networks, covered services, or rating regions.

To review plan information, including plan brochures and provider networks, and contact information for each carrier, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

Your first opportunity to enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan is during this year's Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019. At that time, you'll enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan through the BENEFEDS enrollment portal.

As open season gets closer, detailed information on how to register for an online account and enroll in a FEDVIP plan will be provided on this site.

In the meantime, sign up for updates, and we'll notify you when new information is available and key dates approach.

Yes. In general, the coverage offered under FEDVIP's nationwide dental plans is comparable to the dental coverage offered under TRDP. And, in many instances, FEDVIP dental plans offer better coverage and lower premiums.

Under FEDVIP dental plans*:

  • in-network preventive services are covered 100%
  • there are no deductibles when using in-network dentists
  • major services such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants do not have a waiting period
  • some plans offer orthodontic coverage without a 12-month waiting period and age limit

With 10 dental carriers to choose from, and some plans offering both high and standard options, FEDVIP offers great flexibility when selecting the right coverage for you and your family.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

*Plan restrictions and limitations apply.

We understand that you want to keep your current provider. However, a provider's participation in a plan is not guaranteed and could change at any time with little or no notice. We encourage you to select your FEDVIP plan based on the benefits offered, rather than whether or not your provider participates.

To review plan information, including plan brochures and provider networks, for each carrier, go to the plan comparison section of this site. You can see if your current provider participates in your preferred FEDVIP plan for the 2019 plan year. It's also a good idea to confirm a provider's participation in the network by contacting the provider's office directly.

If you'd like more vision coverage than what your health plan offers, FEDVIP vision plans provide comprehensive vision coverage, including*:

  • routine eye exams and vision correction without referral
  • low vision exams
  • eyeglass frames and lenses, or contact lenses instead of glasses, at many eye doctor offices or optical retail stores
  • lens options such as shatter-resistant polycarbonate; scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, and UV coatings; and tinted and progressive lenses
  • discounts on laser eye surgery

With four vision carriers to choose from, and all plans offering both high and standard options, FEDVIP offers great flexibility when selecting the right coverage for you and your family.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

*Plan restrictions and limitations apply.

FEDVIP vision plans are designed to cover*:

  • routine eye exams and vision correction without referral
  • low vision exams
  • eyeglass frames and lenses, or contact lenses instead of glasses, at many eye doctor offices or optical retail stores
  • lens options such as shatter-resistant polycarbonate; scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, and UV coatings; and tinted and progressive lenses
  • discounts on laser eye surgery

With four vision carriers to choose from, and all plans offering both high and standard options, FEDVIP offers great flexibility when selecting the right coverage for you and your family.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

*Plan restrictions and limitations apply.

Yes. All of FEDVIP's vision plans and a number of FEDVIP's dental plans are national/international plans that provide benefits for services received outside of the United States.

To see what plans offer international coverage, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

No. FEDVIP is a voluntary program. If you are eligible for both FEDVIP dental and vision coverage, you do not have to enroll in both. You can choose to enroll in dental coverage, vision coverage, or both dental and vision coverage, depending on your needs.

FEDVIP dental carriers will cover in-progress dental treatment for current TRDP enrollees who enroll in FEDVIP for the 2019 plan year. This means that the FEDVIP carrier you choose will cover orthodontic services and, in some cases, other covered services that start on or before December 31, 2018, but are completed in 2019, up to the FEDVIP policy limit. FEDVIP carriers will not cover in-progress treatment, if you enroll in a FEDVIP plan that has a waiting period or does not cover the service. There are several FEDVIP dental plans with options that offer orthodontic coverage without a 12-month waiting period and without an age limit. There are no other waiting periods for service; however, there may be plan specific limitations and exclusions.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

Yes, however, FEDVIP dental plans only have a waiting period for orthodontic services, and some dental plans do not have any waiting period. There are no waiting periods for other dental services, but there may be plan limitations and restrictions—these apply to all FEDVIP enrollees, even those who have been enrolled in FEDVIP for years.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

No. If you are a family member of an active duty uniformed service member, your dental coverage will still be provided by United Concordia under TDP. Because of this, you are not eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage. However, you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, if you are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

In general, retired uniformed service members and their families who were eligible for TRDP are eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage. In addition, family members of active duty uniformed service members who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. Coverage is effective January 1, 2019, if you enroll during the Federal Benefits Open Season.

If you'd like more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

No. Your dental and vision coverage will still be provided by TRICARE. However, your family members may be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage.

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

Yes, you may be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. However, family members of active duty uniformed service members are not eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage. You are still eligible to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP).

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

A full-time student is an unmarried child or dependent who is enrolled full-time at an accredited educational institution and whose sponsor is providing at least 50% of his or her financial support while enrolled. Children and dependents who are full-time students are eligible for FEDVIP coverage until their 23rd birthday or graduation (whichever is first).

No. That is a requirement for Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees. Federal employees must be eligible to enroll in FEHB in order to be eligible for FEDVIP dental and vision coverage.

In general, retired uniformed service members and their families must be eligible for TRDP to be eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, to be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. Family members of active duty service members must also be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan to be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage.

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

If you are a retired member of the uniformed services or a surviving spouse of a retired member of the uniformed services, you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage, and if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan (including TRICARE For Life), FEDVIP vision coverage. You may also add other eligible family members to your FEDVIP coverage.

If you are on active duty, you are not eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental or vision coverage, even if you are enrolled in TRICARE For Life. However, your eligible family members are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, if they are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

If you are an eligible uniformed service member or family member under FEDVIP, you must also be enrolled in and/or covered under one of the following TRICARE health plans to be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage:

  • TRICARE Select
  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
  • TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR)
  • TRICARE for Life (TFL)
  • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

For a full listing of TRICARE health plans, please visit TRICARE's website.

If you are enrolled in one of the following TRICARE plans, you are not eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage:

  • TRICARE Young Adult
  • Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
  • Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)
  • Foreign Military (including NATO) sponsor and family coverage

If you are an active duty uniformed service member, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) transition to FEDVIP does not impact you. Your dental and vision coverage will still be provided by TRICARE, and you will continue to receive your dental and vision care from your military hospital or clinic as part of your active duty status.

No. You must be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan to be eligible to enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan.

However, if you enroll in a TRICARE health plan for the 2019 plan year, then you can enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan. Your first opportunity to enroll in FEDVIP is during the upcoming Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019.

Yes. If you are a surviving eligible child or dependent of a retired uniformed service member or Retired Reserve member, then you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage. And, you are also eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, if you are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

However, if you are a surviving eligible child or dependent of an active duty uniformed service member (who died while on active duty for more than 30 days), you are only eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage as long as you are no longer eligible for the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) as a transitional survivor. Since you are typically eligible for TDP and considered a transitional survivor until you become ineligible for reasons such as turning 21 (non-student), turning 23 (full-time student), or getting married, you may never be able to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage because these same events also make you ineligible for FEDVIP. You are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, if you are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

No. Children and dependents who are enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult are not eligible to enroll in FEDVIP. They were not previously eligible for TRDP and were not specified as an eligible group for FEDVIP under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, signed into law on December 23, 2016.

If you were placed on medical retirement by the U.S. Department of Defense, you are considered a retired member of the uniformed services. This means you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage, and if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage.

If you receive dental services from the VA and don't need FEDVIP dental coverage, an eligible adult family member may also enroll in FEDVIP dental coverage as the primary enrollee, and add other eligible family members, without you having to enroll.

If you would like FEDVIP vision coverage, you must enroll yourself and add your eligible family members.

For more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

If you are eligible to enroll in FEDVIP dental and/or vision coverage as a sponsor or certifying family member, then in most cases you may add the sponsor's eligible family members to your coverage. Eligible family members include unmarried children or dependents under age 21 (non-students), under age 23 (full-time students), or incapable of self-support because of a mental or physical incapacity. To add an eligible child to your FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan, you must enroll during the upcoming Federal Benefits Open Season, choose a self plus one or self and family plan, and then add each eligible child to your plan. We will ask you for the child's date of birth and for you to identify the relationship type of the child you are enrolling. The child's student or incapable of self-support status must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

If you enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan this open season and want to add your son to your plan, we will ask you for his date of birth and what type of eligible child he is for purposes of coverage. In this case, he is a dependent child under age 21 and not a student. Once you are enrolled in a FEDVIP plan, it automatically continues every year, unless you want to make changes during an annual open season or experience a FEDVIP qualifying life event (QLE). In the event that your son becomes a full-time student and turns 21, at that time you must update his eligibility information within your account for him to continue his coverage. You will receive a letter from BENEFEDS notifying you that his coverage is about to end, and you will have 60 days prior to your son turning 21 to update his eligibility from a non-student to a full-time student. You do not need to wait for an open season to do this, and it is not considered a QLE. Your son's student status must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

If your daughter is unmarried and incapable of self-support due to a mental or physical incapacity that began before age 21 (non-student) or before age 23 (full-time student), and she is financially dependent on you, the sponsor, for more than 50% of her support, then she is considered an eligible child and may be added to your FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan. If you enroll in a FEDVIP plan this open season and want to add your daughter to your plan, we will ask you for her date of birth and what type of eligible child she is for purposes of coverage. Your daughter's incapable of self-support status must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) prior to you enrolling her in FEDVIP. Once you have established her eligibility in DEERS, you do not need to establish eligibility again under FEDVIP.

Once enrolled in FEDVIP, if your child becomes incapable of self-support, you must register your child's incapable of self-support status in DEERS and notify BENEFEDS prior to his or her 21st birthday (non-student) or 23rd birthday (full-time student), so that your child may continue his or her coverage.

No. Once you enroll in a FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan, you'll be automatically reenrolled each year. You'll have the opportunity to make changes to your enrollment every year, during open season, or in some cases outside of open season if you experience a qualifying life event (QLE).

If you'd like dental and/or vision coverage next year, effective January 1, 2019, you must select and enroll in a FEDVIP plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET).

If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season. The only opportunity to enroll outside of an annual open season is if you experience a qualifying life event (QLE).

You can only enroll in a FEDVIP plan outside of open season if you experience a qualifying life event (QLE) that allows you to do so. Your first opportunity to enroll in FEDVIP coverage is during the next Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019.

A qualifying life event (QLE) is an event that allows you to enroll in, change, or cancel FEDVIP coverage outside of an annual open season. Examples include:

  • getting married (see the eligibility section of this site)
  • losing other dental or vision coverage
  • acquiring a family member
  • losing a family member
  • restoration of uniformed services pay or retirement pay after having been reduced, forfeited, or terminated
  • changing status from a uniformed services retiree to a uniformed services member on active duty

Note: The actions you or your dependents may take depend on what type of QLE you have experienced.

If you are trying to decide how you should enroll in FEDVIP, here are a few differences based on laws and regulations between the two eligibility groups:

Federal or U.S. Postal Service

  • Employees and annuitants are eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid pre-tax for employees.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 22.

Uniformed services

  • Most retirees are eligible for dental coverage.
  • Most retirees and active duty family members are eligible for vision coverage, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.
  • Active duty uniformed service members are not eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid post-tax.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 21 (non-students) or 23 (full-time students).

It is important to note that, even with these differences, FEDVIP plans and premiums are the same for all eligible groups. They may only vary based on the region where you live or plan you select, not your eligibility.

You do not need to do anything to set up an allotment from your base or retirement pay to pay for your FEDVIP premiums. As part of the FEDVIP enrollment process, you will answer questions regarding your eligibility and available funds and/or allotments. Based on your answers to those questions, we will automatically set up an allotment with your pay provider to pay your FEDVIP premiums post-tax.

In the event that you do not have enough available funds or allotments to cover the cost, we will default your payment method to a recurring electronic funds transfer (EFT), which we refer to as an automatic bank withdrawal (ABW), and ask you to provide your bank account information.

If you are an eligible family member enrolling as the primary enrollee, we will default your payment method to ABW, with the option of submitting a payroll authorization form completed by the service member sponsor, to have an allotment for your premiums set up from his or her pay, post-tax.

If you are an eligible survivor, we will automatically default your payment method to ABW. You do not have the option to pay your FEDVIP premiums through an allotment.

Delta Dental will terminate your allotment for your 2018 TRDP coverage following the premium collection for your December coverage.

To start an allotment for FEDVIP, you don't need to do anything. When you enroll in a FEDVIP plan, we'll ask you questions about your eligibility and available funds and/or allotments. Based on your answers to those questions, we'll automatically set up an allotment with your pay provider to pay your FEDVIP premiums post-tax.

No. Delta Dental will terminate your allotment for your 2018 TRDP coverage following the premium collection for your December coverage.

If you are currently enrolled in TRDP, your last TRDP allotment will be collected from your retirement pay on November 30, 2018 for your TRDP coverage in December. TRDP allotments are set up to pay in advance for coverage. You do not need to take action; TRDP allotments will be stopped automatically.

Your first FEDVIP allotment will be collected from your February 1, 2019 retirement pay for your FEDVIP coverage in January. FEDVIP allotments are set up to pay in arrears for coverage. This means you will not see an allotment in your December 31, 2018 retirement pay.

Note: If you do not have enough available funds or allotments to cover the cost of your FEDVIP premiums, we will default your payment method to a recurring electronic funds transfer (EFT), which we refer to as an automatic bank withdrawal (ABW).

If you enroll in FEDVIP and will pay your premiums through automatic bank withdrawal (ABW), which is similar to a recurring electronic funds transfer (EFT), you will see the first withdrawal on January 8, 2019, for your FEDVIP coverage in January. ABWs occur on the fifth business day every month.

No, FEDVIP does not offer a credit card option to pay for coverage.

In general, retired uniformed service members and their families who were eligible for TRDP will now be eligible for FEDVIP dental coverage and, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan, FEDVIP vision coverage, beginning in 2019.

If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during the next Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019.

TRDP is ending on December 31, 2018. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 included a provision to transition dental coverage for retired uniformed service members and their families from TRDP to FEDVIP. The end of TRDP is part of the historic reforms that began rolling out in the Military Health System on January 1, 2018. The implementation of the provisions under the 2017 NDAA and the beginning of the new TRICARE support contracts is meant to improve health and enhance medical readiness for the uniformed services.

Under FEDVIP, you now have a choice between 10 dental carriers, with most dental plans offering national and international coverage. This gives you great flexibility when choosing the right coverage for you and your family.

The first opportunity to enroll in FEDVIP, for those affected by the TRDP-to-FEDVIP transition, will be during the next Federal Benefits Open Season. Open season runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019. If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019.

No action is required at this time. Your TRDP plan will end on December 31, 2018, and your FEDVIP dental and/or vision plan, if you were previously enrolled based on your eligibility as a Federal employee or retiree, will continue automatically for the 2019 plan year. If you wish to make changes to your FEDVIP enrollment, you may do so during this year's open season.

If you are a retired uniformed service member who is newly eligible to enroll in FEDVIP for the 2019 plan year, you may enroll yourself in a FEDVIP plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season, and add your eligible family members (if applicable). Or, since your spouse is already enrolled in FEDVIP, you may have your spouse add you as a dependent to his or her FEDVIP plan, if he or she has not already done so. You must do one or the other; you can't have dual coverage under FEDVIP. If it is determined that you or any of your eligible family members are covered under more than one FEDVIP plan, one of the enrollments will be canceled.

If you are trying to decide how you should enroll in FEDVIP, here are a few differences based on laws and regulations between the two eligibility groups:

Federal or U.S. Postal Service

  • Employees and annuitants are eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid pre-tax for employees.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 22.

Uniformed services

  • Most retirees are eligible for dental coverage.
  • Most retirees and active duty family members are eligible for vision coverage, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.
  • Active duty uniformed service members are not eligible for dental and vision coverage.
  • Premiums are paid post-tax.
  • Dependent children are covered until age 21 (non-students) or 23 (full-time students).

It is important to note that, even with these differences, FEDVIP plans and premiums are the same for all eligible groups. They may only vary based on the region where you live or plan you select, not your eligibility.

You are not able to maintain your TRDP dental coverage beyond December 31, 2018. To prevent a gap in dental coverage when your TRDP plan ends, you must select and enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season. Open season is your annual opportunity to sign up for FEDVIP coverage, and this year it runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET), with coverage effective January 1, 2019. You will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan.

In the meantime, sign up for updates, and we'll notify you when new information is available and key dates approach.

If you'd like dental and/or vision coverage next year, effective January 1, 2019, you must select and enroll in a FEDVIP plan during the next Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from November 12 through December 10, 2018 (ET).

If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season. The only opportunity to enroll outside of an annual open season is if you experience a qualifying life event (QLE).

Sign up for updates, and we'll notify you when new information is available and key dates approach.

Yes. But, the dental plan offered through FEDVIP may include different features and costs from the plan previously offered through TRDP.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

No. There are 10 FEDVIP dental carriers to choose from, and we encourage you to review each dental plan to decide which one is best for you and your family.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.

The TRDP transition to FEDVIP doesn't impact you. Your dental and vision coverage will still be provided by TRICARE. And your family members will still be eligible to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). Your family members may benefit from this transition however, since they will now be eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage, if they are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

If you'd like more information, go to the eligibility section of this site.

On December 31, 2018 the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), administered by Delta Dental, will end. However, Delta Dental is one of the 10 dental carriers that offer plans under FEDVIP. The Delta Dental plan under FEDVIP is different than what was offered under TRDP. We recommend that you compare all of the FEDVIP dental plans prior to making a decision in order to see what plan best suits your needs. If you are currently enrolled in a TRDP Delta Dental plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP dental plan for 2019. You must select a FEDVIP dental plan and enroll during open season.

To review FEDVIP plans and premiums, go to the plan comparison section of this site.