TRICARE Dental Program

Army Reserve: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet



The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is a voluntary, high-quality, cost-effective dental care benefit for eligible Family members of all active duty Soldiers as well as Reserve Component Service members and/or their Families. TDP is offered by the Department of Defense (DoD) through the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA). The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) administers and underwrites TDP for the TMA.

Beginning in January 2016, DFAS will provide IRS Form 1095-C to all U.S. military members, and IRS Form 1095-B to all Retirees, Annuitants, former Spouses and all other individuals having TRICARE coverage during all or any portion of tax year 2015. An IRS Form 1095 documents you (and your Family members, if applicable) have the minimum essential coverage. These forms will document the information that DFAS will provide to the IRS on yourself and your authorized Family members. The forms will be required to be reported with your 2015 federal tax return. DFAS will provide you with IRS Form 1095 series forms no later than 31 January, 2016. 


Retired Soldiers are not eligible for the TRICARE Dental Program. Instead, retirees and their eligible Family members may enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), which is a premium-based program.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the TRICARE Dental Program webpage maintained by TRICARE Management Activity:

TRICARE Dental Program MetLife:

TRICARE DEERS Information:


Document Review Date: 30 March 2016