Dental plan expanded to guard and reserve

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Guard and reserve in TAMP eligible for dental program. The TRICARE Management Activity recently announced that on Jan. 27, 2012, National Guard and reserve members separating from active duty after an activation of greater than 30 days in support of a contingency operation began receiving the same dental care benefits as active duty service members.

The TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) now provides coverage to those members in the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP).

ADDP beneficiaries receive active duty dental benefit services as long as the referral and/or authorization requirements are met prior to receipt of care. Authorizations will not be granted for any dental care procedure that cannot be completed within their 180-day maximum TAMP period.

Eligibility is verified by ADDP contractor United Concordia Companies, Inc. using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

All TRICARE beneficiaries are advised to keep their enrollment information updated in DEERS; if eligibility cannot be confirmed, ADDP dental care will be denied.

For more information, visit www.addp-ucci.com.