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–– Over Two Million Enrolled Beneficiaries and Growing ––

NEW YORK – June 28, 2011 – MetLife, which has been administering oral health benefits for U.S. workers and their families for nearly 50 years, has been chosen by TRICARE Management Activity to be the provider of comprehensive dental coverage to family members of uniformed services active duty personnel, as well as members of the selected reserve and individual ready reserve and their eligible family members around the world.

“MetLife is looking forward to the opportunity to provide quality dental coverage and oral health educational programs to the more than two million TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) beneficiaries,” said William J. Mullaney, president, MetLife U.S. Business. “We believe that our program provides TDP beneficiaries with great value and flexibility, including lower premiums and access to a dental provider network that is significantly larger than the current network.”

MetLife’s Preferred Dentist Program is one of the country’s largest participating provider dental networks with more than 150,000 provider locations. TDP beneficiaries will have greater choice and opportunities to reduce out-of-pocket expenses when they visit participating dentists. Under the TDP, beneficiaries will have the freedom to utilize any dentist of their choice and receive benefits for covered services. Significant discounts apply when using in-network dental providers. In addition, when the MetLife program becomes effective, TDP beneficiaries will begin enjoying new and enhanced benefits, including an increase in the annual maximum.

“MetLife’s offering provides additional benefits and savings designed to encourage beneficiaries to seek the level of oral health care that is most appropriate for themselves and their families,” added Mullaney. “Good oral health is essential considering the extensive research linking certain oral diseases and overall medical health.”

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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