Dental Benefits for Survivors

TRICARE Dental Program Survivor Benefit Plan

If your sponsor died while serving on active duty, you may qualify for the TRICARE Dental Program Survivor Benefit Plan. 

  • We pay 100% of your monthly premium. 
  • You pay your cost shares for covered services.

If you were using the TRICARE Dental Program when your sponsor died, you’re automatically transferred to the Survivor Benefit Plan. If not, you can enroll at any time. >>Go to Enrollment

After three years, surviving spouses lose eligibility for the TRICARE Dental Program. Surviving children can remain enrolled in TRICARE Dental Plan until they lose TRICARE eligibility for other reasons.

Dental Benefits for Retirees

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Progran ended in 2018. It was replaced by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). If you’re eligible, you may be able to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan.

You must enroll in FEDVIP dental during the annual Open Season, or after a FEDVIP Qualifying Life Event. For more information, visit:

Last Updated 6/4/2020