TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) Basic and Enhanced

Army Reserve: Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet


The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) Basic and Enhanced plans offer comprehensive, cost-effective dental coverage for retired Service members and their eligible Family members, for unmarried surviving Spouses and Children, and for other select individuals. The TRDP is administered by the Federal Government Programs division of Delta Dental of California under contract with the U.S. Defense Today.

Beginning in January 2019, 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 2018. 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 2018 federal tax return. DFAS will provide you with IRS Form 1095 series forms no later than 31 January 2019.

FEDVIP Dental Replacing the TRDP on January 1, 2019

TRDP is ending on December 31, 2018 and being replaced by the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). You will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. You must enroll in FEDVIP dental during the 2018 Open Season to keep coverage. For more information, visit

You don't need to take action yet. However, if you'd like dental and/or vision coverage next year, effective January 1, 2019, you must enroll during the next Federal Benefits Open Season:

November 12, 2018–December 10, 2018

Premium payment : Once you enroll in FEDVIP, we'll automatically set up an allotment with your pay provider to pay your premiums post-tax. In the event that you do not have enough available funds or allotments to cover the cost, we'll default your payment method to a recurring electronic funds transfer (EFT), which we refer to as an automatic bank withdrawal (ABW).


Army Reservists on active duty and their Family members are not eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. The program is intended for retired Soldiers and their Family members. However, Reserve Soldiers on active duty with eligible Family members may participate in the TRICARE Dental Program. When not on active duty Reserve Soldiers are eligible for TRICARE dental coverage under a special program for the Reserve Component.


Additional Information

For more information, please visit:

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program webpage maintained by TRICARE:

TRICARE Dental Program for Active Duty Service Members:

TRICARE DEERS Information:

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program webpage maintained by Delta Dental:

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Fact Sheet:

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Benefits Booklet

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP):

Document Review Date: 29 July 2018