Welcome, members of the uniformed services

If you're here, you've probably already heard that on December 31, 2018, the Defense Health Agency's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. Don't worry! You can enroll in dental coverage for next year, effective January 1, 2019, but it will be under a different program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Vision coverage is also available to you for the first time under FEDVIP. Retirees and their families, who were eligible for TRDP, and family members of active duty service men and women, will now be eligible to enroll in a FEDVIP vision plan, if enrolled in a TRICARE health plan.

You don't need to take action yet. However, if you would 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. Note: If you're currently enrolled in a TRDP plan, you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll during open season.

FEDVIP is popular among Federal employees. The more than 3.3 million people already enrolled give the program high marks for quality and value. With 10 dental and four vision 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.

FEDVIP dental plans

  • Aetna Dental®
  • Delta Dental®
  • Dominion Dental®
  • EmblemHealth®
  • FEP BlueDental®
  • GEHA®
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Triple-S Salud®
  • United Concordia Dental®

FEDVIP vision plans

  • Aetna Vision®
  • FEP BlueVision®
  • UnitedHealthcare Vision
  • VSP Vision Care®

Note: Plan details and rates for the 2019 plan year will be available in October 2018.

Active duty uniformed service members: 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.

Federal and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees and annuitants: Your FEDVIP coverage, if already enrolled, and/or your eligibility to enroll will not be impacted as a result of the TRDP transition to FEDVIP. FEDVIP rates are reviewed and updated annually, if necessary. Although rates may be different based on the region where you live or the plan you select, they will be the same across eligible groups, including the newly eligible members of the uniformed services.

What's happening?

Learn about the TRDP-to-FEDVIP transition.

What's happening?

On December 31, 2018, TRDP will end. Dental coverage for retirees will be offered under FEDVIP, effective January 1, 2019.

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Who's eligible?

Find out if you're eligible for FEDVIP.

Who's eligible?

In general, retired uniformed service members and their families are eligible for FEDVIP dental and vision.

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