The VA's new Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers enrolled Veterans and beneficiaries of VA's Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) dental insurance at a reduced cost.
Offered through Delta Dental and MetLife, the VADIP is a three-year pilot program to determine the feasibility of providing a premium-based insurance plan to eligible individuals. Established by Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare and CHAMPVA beneficiaries are eligible to participate. Participation does not affect the benefits of Veterans currently receiving VA dental services and treatment. Dependents of Veterans are not covered under the plan but may get separate coverage by the same carriers.
The program was initiated Nov. 15. Individuals wishing to participate may apply online, by phone, or by mail. Coverage begins Jan. 1, 2014.
Delta Dental 1-855-370-3303 http://deltadentalvadip.org/
P.O. Box 537013, Sacramento, CA 95853-7013
MetLife 1-888-310-1681 www.metlife.com/VADI
MetLife Dental Claims, P.O. Box 981282, El paso, TX 79998-1282
For more information on VADIP, visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/VADIP and click the insurer's link for specific information regarding registration, rates, and services, or call Delta Dental at 1-855-370-3303 or MetLLife 1-888-310-1681.
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