“This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.”
You may have noticed that over the past few months I have been partnering with the MetLife TRICARE dental program to bring you guys some insight and benefits of being enrolled. I choose to participate in this program and promote this awesome insurance plan for quite a few reasons. First of all, when my husband was in the military he got all of his dental covered and I was unaware of what was available for me as a spouse. It took me a while to figure out that TRICARE had a dental portion. We were paying for me to have a private insurance which was just outrageous in it’s premiums. So finding TRICARE was a game changer in my oral health care.
Once I finally made the switch, I couldn’t believe how awesome the benefits were. You’re able to choose your own dentist that accepts the plan. I’m unbelievably picky with my doctors and dentists so this was so important to me. Not too many people particularly enjoy trips to the dentist so anything that makes it more comfortable is a plus in my book. Also, the prices of the plans were so reasonable. Routine cleanings every 6 months are covered at 100% which is awesome because I’m a firm believer in preventive health care. Everything else that I was charged for (I genetically don’t have the greatest teeth, don’t judge) wasn’t a huge amount and was completely affordable.
This will be my last post of this ambassadorship. I had a lot of fun and hopefully answered a lot of questions that were brought my way via the blog and social media (or directed you to the right place to get your questions answered!) I just want to highlight, once again, all of the amazing benefits that people who are eligible can receive.
- Enrollees have access to one of the largest civilian dental networks – over 250,000 dental locations! As I mentioned above, this is huge for me. No matter where we traveled, there was someone in network that I was comfortable with.
- Your family is not automatically enrolled in the dental program even if you’re signed up for the medical insurance. I learned this the hard way but the good news is that it’s really simple to start getting coverage! You can simply visit this website for online enrollment.
- Premiums are competitively priced, there are no annual deductibles or co-payments, and there are low or no cost-shares on many dental services. I can’t stress enough how affordable our plan for me was. I think we paid less than $20 a paycheck and throughout the entire coverage period my total cost out of pocket on services needed was less than $300.
- The TRICARE dental plan will coordinate with another supplemental dental insurance carrier, but it’s always a good idea to compare other plans with the TDP. Honestly, I didn’t need to even think about having any supplemental insurance because my plan was exactly what I needed.
My husband is now out of the military and is working as a civilian. We’re fortunate enough to have him employed with a company that offers insurance but I can tell you that I do miss the TRICARE dental program. It really offers some of the best rates and coverage that I’ve ever had. If it’s available to you, I urge you to take advantage of it. I promise you won’t regret it.