Capt. Steve Mescher, the Integrated Support Command Miami Dentist, and Magnolia Egemen, the dental assistant, clean a patient's teeth during his examination at the ISC Miami clinic Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. The clinic provides physical examinations, immunizations and clinical laboratory, pharmacy and referral services to other treatment facilities for specialty care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena)

TRICARE and You: Retired? Top 13 things to know about the NEW retiree dental and vision plan

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits.


U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena.

TRICARE and You: Dental program

Whether you are active duty, dependent, reservist or retiree, you are eligible for one of the TRICARE Dental programs. But unlike the TRICARE medical program, which has an automatic enrollment as long as you are registered in DEERS, you must take steps to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program to get dental coverage. If you don’t enroll and pay the premium you will not have dental coverage.


Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Military commission provides compensation, retirement recommendations to White House, Congress

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission provided its recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress Thursday.