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Monthly Premiums

Your monthly premium depends on your sponsor's military status (active duty, Selected Reserve or Individual Ready Reserve [IRR]) and type of enrollment.

  • Sponsor only
  • Single enrollment—one family member, not sponsor
  • Family enrollment—more than one family member, not sponsor
  • Sponsor and family

The monthly premiums are listed in the chart below. The TRICARE Dental Program is a "pay ahead" program, meaning each payment is for the next month of coverage.

Sponsor's Military Status Type of Enrollment 
Active Duty
  • Single: $11.68
  • Family: $34.68
Selected Reserve and IRR (Mobilization Only)
  • Sponsor only: $11.68
  • Single: $29.19
  • Family: $87.59
  • Sponsor and family: $99.27
IRR (Non-Mobilization)
  • Sponsor only: $29.19
  • Single: $29.19
  • Family: $87.59
  • Sponsor and family: $116.78

Paying Monthly Premiums

The TRICARE Dental Program is a "pay ahead" program. After your first payment, each payment will be for your next month of coverage.

First Premium Payment

You must submit your first monthly premium payment when you enroll:

  • If you enroll over the phone or online, pay your first premium payment with a credit card
  • If you enroll through the mail, pay with a check or money order. Please include your sponsor's Social Security number or DoD Benefits Number in the memo area

Ongoing Recurring Payments

If your sponsor has a military payroll account, and if enough money is available, we will collect the sponsor's share of the premium through a Uniformed Services Finance Center and transmit to MetLife. This payment method is only available for sponsors of active duty family members, and National Guard and Reserve sponsor premiums.

If you can’t set up a military payroll payment, you may set up a recurring payment via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your checking or savings account or by credit/debit card.

  • If you enroll online, you can set up the recurring payment (payroll allotment, EFT, or credit/debit card) at the same time
  • If you enroll through the mail, complete Section IV of the TRICARE Dental Program Enrollment/Change Authorization form
    • Include a voided check to establish the EFT from your checking or savings account
    • If you use a credit or debit card for the recurring payment, include the type card, card number, expiration date and security code. Then be sure to sign the form

If you don’t pay your monthly premium, your coverage will end. You won’t be able to enroll again for 12 months.

Last Updated 2/1/2016