For the first time in history, the U.S. government has authorized a national dental insurance program for veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals enrolled in VA’s CHAMPVA program.
Premium rates will vary depending on your geographic region and the plan option you select. There are three options that are available: basic, enhanced and comprehensive. These plans range from about $8 for the basic up to about $27 for comprehensive.
In the Tippecanoe County area there are many dentists who have signed up for this program. Veterans will not be getting dental care done by the VA but veterans must be signed up with the VA for health care to be eligible for the dental insurance plan.
As stated above, this is the first time that the VA has actually assisted veterans with dental care except for those veterans rated at 100 percent service-connected, have a service-connected disability for a dental injury, or on the VA Voc-Rehab program.
More information can be found by going to Delta Dental at deltadentalvadip.org. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit the VA Clinic at Indiana Veterans’ Home or stop by our office at 629 N. Sixth St. in Lafayette.
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