Beginning in 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) piloted the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), which provided an opportunity for certain eligible Veterans and their beneficiaries to purchase dental insurance from private insurance companies at a discounted rate. That program was slated to end Jan. 31, but a law passed in the summer of 2016 allows already enrolled veterans to keep their insurance for twelve more months. The legislation also keeps the program funded through 2021. For more information, visit the VADIP webpage, call 877-222-VETS (8387), and read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.