Flashcards in Tricare Dental (01-30-2012), Tricare Dental Program Benefit Booklet Deck (10)
The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) has two geographical service areas: inside the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS).
The TDP CONUS service area includes the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The OCONUS service area is further categorized into non-remote and remote locations.
Non-remote countries include:
Remote OCONUS locations are those OCONUS countries in which the uniformed services do not have a fixed ODTF,
To be eligible for the TDP, the sponsor must have at least 12 months remaining on his or her service commitment with the service branch at the time of enrollment
When the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) indicates less than 12 months remaining, United Concordia will validate the intent of the sponsor to continue their service commitment. service commitment will be based on the time remaining in any single status or in any uninterrupted combination of active duty, National Guard
Individuals eligible to enroll in the TDP include the following: spouses and unmarried children (including stepchildren, adopted children, and wards) under the age of 21. Family members will be eligible up to the end of the month in which they turn 21.
Family members may be eligible after age 21 if:
They are full-time students enrolled at an accredited college or university and they are more than 50-percent dependent on the sponsor for financial support
If the student terminates his or her education prior to turning 23, eligibility ends at the end of the month in which education terminates.
These students are eligible to the end of the month in which they turn age 23
National Guard and Reserve service members: Members of the National Guard and Reserve may enroll in the TDP when they are not on active duty orders for a period of more than 30 consecutive days
National Guard or Reserve member who is called or ordered to active duty for a period of more than 30 consecutive days receives the same entitlements as an active duty service member and cannot be enrolled in the TDP
The family member does not have to be command-sponsored, listed on the sponsor’s change of assignment orders, or formally recognized as a family member on an accompanied tour to receive dental care in the OCONUS service area.
The following individuals are not eligible to enroll in the TDP:
Active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve members called or ordered to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days
Retired service members and their families
Parents and parents-in-law
Foreign military personnel
Dentists’ recommendations are for all children to have their first dental examination by age
Any enrollee who fails to pay premiums will be prohibited from re-enrolling in the program for 12 months.
All enrollees must remain enrolled in the TDP for at least 12 months, unless the disenrollment request