As you may (or may not) have already heard, the DOD Tricare Retiree Dental Program will end December 31, 2018 and be replaced with the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). This may cause a lapse in your coverage if you are not careful. In order to prevent coverage gaps, you must enroll in a FEDVIP plan during the next open enrollment period. This year the enrollment period is from November 12 – December 10, 2018. You can sign up for dental and vision coverage during that time. The effective date will be January 1, 2019. Which would leave you zero gaps in your coverage.
There are 10 dental and 4 vision carriers to choose from, as well as standard and high plan options. The details and rates for the plans will be available in the fall of 2018, so be on the look out!