MetLife Selected as a Provider for the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)
~ Enrollment Began November 15, 2013 ~
NEW YORK, Nov 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MetLife, which has been
administering oral health benefits for U.S. workers and their families
for more than 51 years, today announced that it has been selected as an
official plan for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Dental
Insurance Program (VADIP). Enrollment for the program began November 15,
2013, and coverage begins January 1, 2014.
The VADIP is a new three-year national pilot program sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program provides over 8.6
million eligible Veterans the opportunity to purchase voluntary dental
insurance for themselves and their family members. Participation in the
program is open to Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program and
eligible family members who are beneficiaries of the VA's Civilian
Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA).
"We are proud that the VA chose MetLife to participate in the VADIP.
This award expands our existing relationship with both the uniformed and
non-uniformed population who receive benefits through the Federal
Government, and reaffirms our commitment to provide high-quality,
competitively priced benefit solutions to this unique market segment,"
says Pete Schwarz, Vice President of U.S. Government Business at
MetLife will offer two options, Standard and High, through the program.
Enrollment in the program will be evergreen and not limited to a
specific enrollment period. After November 15, 2013, beneficiaries can
enroll in either plan as they become eligible.
The program will feature MetLife's PDP Plus network. One of the
country's largest networks, PDP Plus provides access to more than
256,000 participating dental offices. VADIP beneficiaries have the
freedom to go to any licensed dentist and receive benefits for covered
services, however their out-of-pockets costs will usually be lower when
they receive in-network care due to significant network discounts on
"MetLife's VADIP coverage options provide benefits and savings designed
to encourage beneficiaries to take charge of their oral health and get
the care they and their families need," says Christen White, Vice
President, Group Dental and Vision at MetLife. "In addition to savings
through negotiated fees, MetLife also supports plan participants through
high-quality standards for our network and a claims process that helps
protect participants against inappropriate costs and care."
The program is available in all states, as well as the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
MetLife, the largest administrator of dental benefit plans among all
single commercial carriers, provides dental plan administration for more
than 21 million people. For more information about MetLife's VADIP,
please visit metlife.com/VADIP or call 1-888-310-1681.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and
employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in
the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle
East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
SOURCE: MetLife, Inc.