Veterans and their family members who are eligible for coverage under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) now have the option to purchase dental insurance. Through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Delta Dental and Met Life are offering coverage for dental care at reduced rates.
The new dental program gives the eight million veterans enrolled in VA health care the option to purchase additional coverage for dental care. It also allows eligible veterans with no dental coverage the option to purchase a dental plan. Participation in the dental insurance program does not exclude a veteran from seeking their current dental care benefits through the VA health care system.
To enroll, veterans must visit the Delta Dental online application or MetLife’s application. If approved, coverage will begin on January 1, 2014 for all eligible veterans, their spouses, and dependent children. Monthly premiums may range from $8.65 to $52.90 for individual plans and participants may be responsible for copayments and other charges.
Many veterans who qualified for disability benefits are already entitled to dental care through the VA health care system. In the past, only disabled veterans with dental problems related to a service-connected disability were eligible for dental care through the VA. These free dental services will continue.
If you have been denied a full disability rating and believe you are eligible for complete veterans disability benefits, the Law Offices of Veterans Help Group is here to help. For assistance with veterans disability appeals, talk to our team of veterans disability professionals to determine your options for re-evaluations and appeals. Call us at 1-855-855-8992.