“This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.”
I am again partnering with Influence Central's Ambassador Program for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program to help bring awareness to military families of the overall program, the benefits and ease of enrolling, and new premium updates for 2016.
There are certain events that happen at the beginning of every new year - besides making resolutions and filing taxes! - like getting up-to-date on health insurance benefits since that can be a time when premiums are raised.
The MetLife TRICARE Dental Program is a dental insurance program is for active duty family members (the active duty sponsor receives dental care through the base dental clinic) and National Guard and Reserve members and their families.
Effective Feb 1 the premiums for this dental insurance have increased slightly, but still remain pretty low-cost.
For an active duty single member (typically for spouse only, or a child only) enrollment the monthly premium has gone from $11.30 to $11.68. If it is a family (more than one person enrolling) the monthly premium has gone from $33.88 to $34.68.
See the chart below for the complete listing of premiums based on military status.
MetLife Tricare Dental Program there are a few ways to do so: online, over the phone at 1-855-638-8371 (and if you are overseas 1-855-638-8372), and also returning the Enrollment Authorization form via Fax (1-855-763-1337) or mail to MetLife TRICARE Dental Program, P.O. Box 14185, Lexington KY, 40512.
Keep in mind that the effective date of coverage will vary depending on when the first payment is received. If it is received by the 20th of the month, it will be processed for the first day of the month following the date of receipt. If it is received after the 20th, it will be processed for the first day of the second month after date of receipt.
The first initial premium payment is required to be submitted with the initial enrollment.
Keep up-to-date with the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program's Facebook and Twitter pages for latest news, tips, and information.