• Retirees reminded of TRICARE dental benefits

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    Summer is a good time for a reminder of why having comprehensive dental coverage under the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program makes good financial sense.
    When seeing a participating TRDP network dentist — who has agreed to accept reduced fees and will file all claims paperwork — TRDP enrollees get two routine exams, a set of X-rays and two cleanings (or three for diagnosed diabetics) at 100 percent of the program’s allowed amount with no out-of-pocket expenses.
    In most cases, TRDP enrollees will save more money on just these routine services than they would pay in annual premiums — and will have more of their $1,300 annual maximum left to pay for other services offered by the TRDP, such as root canals, oral surgery, crowns, bridges and dental implants.
    In addition to the annual maximum, each TRDP enrollee also gets a separate $1,200 dental accident maximum and a lifetime orthodontic maximum of $1,750.
    For more information on saving money and maintaining and improving dental health with the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, visit trdp.org or e-mail Joe Montoya, the Gulf Region Delta Dental Federal Programs representative, at jmontoya@delta.org.
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