Delta Dental Now Available for Overseas Retirees
Friday, September 26 2008 @ 07:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Tricare officials state the highlights of the benefits available under the enhanced program include:
- -- Affordable premiums.
- -- Immediate coverage upon effective enrollment date for all routine, >preventive and emergency services, such as cleanings, exams, X-rays, fluoride treatments, fillings, oral surgery, periodontal treatment and root canals.
- -- Coverage for implant services, crowns, bridges, dentures and orthodontics after a 12-month waiting period.
- -- Separate dental accident coverage is included.
There is no TRDP dentist network overseas; however, Enhanced-Overseas TRDP enrollees who need to locate a dentist for covered services may call the International SOS Assistance Inc., a 24-hour referral service, toll free from inside the United States at (800) 523-6586 or outside of the United States via collect call to (215) 942-8226. People should indicate to an I-SOS representative that Delta Dental is their dental coverage carrier.
Also, an online host-nation provider list of more than 500 dentists and dental clinics in nearly 50 countries is located on the TRDP Web site at www.trdp.org. Note that overseas dentists do not offer discounted dental services as do the participating TRDP dentists within the original service areas.
For Enhanced-Overseas TRDP customer service questions, contact Delta Dental of California via the following international toll-free number: (AT&T USADirect Access Number) + (866) 721-8737.
"Offering the TRDP overseas gives retirees and their families a fantastic opportunity for access to more affordable dental care through a program that has a proven track record," Captain Mitton said. (Courtesy of Tricare)