U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Sep 29, 2022
Generally, yes, since a retiree or Retired Reserve member who is a sponsor is also a TEI-D. However, if a retiree or Retired Reserve member who is eligible to enroll does not in fact enroll, then the member is not an enrollee and cannot cover TEI family members. A TEI certifying family member may serve as enrollee only if the member does not enroll and meets at least one of the following conditions:
(a) Receives VA dental services;
(b) Has employer-sponsored dental coverage without a family coverage option; or
(c) Has a medical or dental condition that prevents him or her from obtaining dental benefits. See description of eligibility in § 894.309(a)(3)(iii).