Dental Benefits for Retirees and Survivors

Dental Benefits for Retirees

Dental plans are available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), offered by the Office of Personnel Management. If you’re eligible, you may be able to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan.

You can enroll in, change, or cancel a FEDVIP dental plan during Federal Benefits Open Season, or after a FEDVIP qualifying life event (QLE). FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs.  

Not sure if you're eligible? >>Learn more.

Dental Benefits for Survivors

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 spouses then become eligible for FEDVIP dental plans. Surviving children can remain enrolled in TRICARE Dental Plan until they lose TRICARE eligibility for other reasons.

Last Updated 3/2/2021