News from the Veteran's Agent - Affordable Dental Insurance

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning November 15, 2013.

Dental services under the new program vary by plan and include diagnostic, preventive, surgical, emergency and endodontic as well as restorative treatment. Enrollment in the VA Dental Insurance Plan (VADIP) is voluntary. Participants are responsible for all premiums, which range from $8.65 to $52.90 per month for individual plans. Copayments and other charges may apply.

There is no eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment. People interested in participating may complete an application online through either Delta Dental or MetLife beginning November 15, 2013. Coverage for this new dental insurance will begin January 1, 2014.

If you have questions about your military/Veteran’s benefits, contact Mike Thorp, Norwell’s Veterans’ Service Officer, located at Town Hall, 781-659-8004.