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When Coverage Begins

When you send your TRICARE Dental Program enrollment form, MetLife will:

  • See if you’re eligible
  • Check that your premium payment is correct
  • Process your enrollment
  • Contact you if there are any problems

If your enrollment is processed:

  • By the 20th of the month, your coverage starts on the first day of the next month
  • After the 20th of the month, your coverage starts on the first day of the second month
  • See the chart below for sample enrollment start dates.

You’ll receive a TRICARE Dental Program ID Card that shows your start date. You must show this card each time you visit the dentist. If you get any dental care before your start date, you will have to pay for the full cost of your care.

Date Verified Enrollment Starts
December 21-January 20 February 1
January 21-February 20 March 1
February 21-March 20 April 1
March 21-April 20 May 1
April 21-May 20 June 1
May 21-June 1 July 1
June 21-July 20 August 1
July 21-August 20 September 1
August 21-September 20 October 1
September 21-October 20 November 1
October 21-November 20 December 1
November 21-December 20 January 1

Last Updated 2/4/2014