FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Starting May 1, 2012, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MetLife) is the new TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) contractor, providing dental benefits for more than 2 million TRICARE beneficiaries worldwide.

“MetLife is a very welcome new partner to the TDP,” TRICARE Deputy Director Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble said. “The company shares in our commitment to provide top quality health care to our service members and their families.”

Beneficiaries purchasing TDP will see expanded dental benefits beginning May 1 with lower monthly premium rates than last year. More details about premiums costs can be found on the MetLife TDP website at www.mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare.

Some TDP enhancements include an increased annual benefit maximum of $1,300, and a lifetime orthodontic maximum of $1,750. New expanded coverage includes an additional annual maximum of $1200 for dental accident coverage and no cost shares for deep cleaning for diabetic patients.

TDP information is available by calling 1-855-638-8371 in the U.S., 1-855-638-8372 outside the United States or online through the MetLife TDP website, www.mybenefits.metlife.com/tricare. The website has more information about costs, coverage details and finding a provider. Beneficiaries can use the “Find a Dentist” feature to locate one of the 168,000 MetLife dental access points.

For more information about TRICARE’s dental programs, go to www.tricare.mil/dental.



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