VA has selected Delta Dental of California and MetLife to once again offer private insurance coverage for the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP).
Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system and beneficiaries and their dependents of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the VA (CHAMPVA) can enroll in the program beginning Monday, November 12, 2018, for coverage to start December 1, 2018.
VADIP is insurance for Veterans who are not eligible for dental care through VA (e.g. less than 100% service connected). This insurance requires a premium and copays.
VADIP offers eligible individuals the opportunity to purchase discounted dental insurance coverage that includes diagnostic services, preventive services, endodontic and other restorative services, surgical services, and emergency services.
Participants pay entire premium and copays
Each individual covered by the dental insurance plan will pay the entire premium for coverage under the dental insurance plan, in addition to the full cost of any copays. Enrollment is voluntary and does not affect eligible individuals’ entitlement to existing VHA outpatient dental services and treatment.
Coverage for VADIP dental services is provided in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Multiple plan options allow individuals to select a plan that provides benefits and premiums that meet their dental needs and budget.
Click here: https://feds.deltadentalins.com/vadip/plans/rate1.html for specific information regarding registration, rates, and services for Delta Dental Insurance or call Delta Dental at 1-855-370-3303.
Click here: https://www.metlife.com/vadip/ for specific information regarding registration, rates, and services for MetLife Dental Insurance or call MetLife at 1-888-310-1681.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2016 extends VADIP until December 31, 2021.
Joseph M. Turner is the executive assistant to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Dentistry.