VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)


The VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers discounted private dental insurance to veterans and their family members who meet certain requirements. Find out if you’re eligible and how to sign up for a plan that meets your needs and budget.

About VA Dental Insurance Program Benefits and How to Enroll

Why might I want to purchase private dental insurance through VADIP as a veteran?

While some veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for free dental care from our providers, many are not. Others may qualify for free care for some, but not all, of their dental needs.

If you are not eligible for free VA dental care, VADIP can help you purchase private dental insurance at a lower cost.

If you are eligible for free VA care for some of your dental needs, you can purchase a VADIP plan if you want additional dental coverage. Enrollment in VADIP will not affect your ability to obtain free VA dental care.

What types of dental care does VADIP cover and how much will it cost?

VADIP plans cover many common dental procedures. These may include:

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Preventive dental care
  • Root canal treatments and other services to manage oral health problems and restore function (called endodontic or restorative services)
  • Dental surgery
  • Emergency dental care

The costs of your coverage will depend on the insurance company and plan you choose.

Depending on your plan, you will pay:

  • The full insurance premium for each individual on your plan
  • Any co-payments required when you receive care

Read coverage details and compare VADIP plans and premium rates:
Learn more about Delta Dental coverage
Learn more about MetLife coverage

How to subscribe to a VADIP plan?

Once you have chosen a Delta Dental or MetLife VADIP plan, you can enroll online:

Sign up for the Delta Dental plan Where
Enroll in the MetLife plan

After signing up, you can also use your insurer’s website to manage your plan and benefits online.

I signed up for the VADIP pilot program. Should I re-register?

Yes. The VADIP pilot program ran from 2013 to 2017.

If you were covered during this period, you will need to register again to obtain new coverage. You should be aware that some of the plan options and fees may have changed.

How long can I keep this dental insurance?

At this time, we are permitted by law to continue this program until December 31, 2021. Please check back for more information in the future.

What if I have other questions?

For questions about Delta Dental, call 855-370-3303.

For questions about MetLife, call 888-310-1681.


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