TRICARE Modernization: Eligibility for the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program [June 27, 2018] [open pdf - 123KB]
"In an effort to improve TRICARE dental and vision coverage through 'enhanced benefits,' in 2016 Congress expanded (P.L. 114-328) eligibility for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to certain TRICARE beneficiaries. FEDVIP is a dental and vision benefit program for federal employees and annuitants. Uniformed services retirees and their family members are to be eligible to enroll in FEDVIP in November 2018, with coverage beginning on January 1, 2019. Non-active duty TRICARE beneficiaries (i.e., family members of uniformed service members, reserve component members, and survivors) enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are to be eligible to enroll in only a FEDVIP vision plan."
CRS Insight, IN10922