OCTOBER 2018 GUEST SPEAKER
Karen DeJesus, Office Administrator at Midgette Family Dentistry will discuss options for retirees with the new Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program plans (FEDVIP).
Midgette Family Dentistry has a large practice with five dentists. Many of their clients are military retirees, including Karen's husband thus she is both personally and professionally interested in the changes. Karen has worked in dental care administration dealing with insurance for over 20 years. She has a wealth of information and experience to share with us. She will help us decipher some of the information provided on the BENEFEDS website in understandable terms with the assistance of charts and graphs. If you plan to use FEDVIP insurance coordinate with your dental office before you apply as they may not participate in all programs or at least have a preference.
The current TRICARE Dental Plan with Delta Dental that will be discontinued on 31 December 2018 with no required action on your part. There is no automatic enrollment in the new FEDVIP program. The FEDVIP Benefits open season is from 12 November to 10 December 2018 for the program going into effect on 1 January 2019. The new program also has an option for vision coverage but is not scheduled to be discussed. There may be members already familiar with the vision plans and will share with attendees. Please plan on joining us for this informative program.