In the case of voluntary termination, DDP
deductions and coverage end the month the form is
completed and signed by the member. Voluntary
termination of coverage can only be authorized when
the sponsor has been enrolled in the program for over
24 months; the sponsor and dependents are transferred
(PCS) outside the CONUS (OUTCONUS) to areas
where DDP is not available; the sponsor and dependents
are transferred (PCS) and move to an area where a
military treatment facility has readily available
space-available dental care; or the dependents lose their
Sponsors cannot disenroll from DDP for the sole
reason that their dependents become eligible for an
employer-sponsored dental health insurance plan.
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employer-sponsored insurance; however, they must still
meet the valid disenrollment criteria outlined in
There are only five valid end coverage reasons.
These reasons are listed on the back of DD Form 2494.
Refer to figure 8-6. For voluntary termination after 24
months use codes A through E. For PCS transfers
OUTCONUS to an area where DDP is not available use
code F. For PCS transfer to a location where
space-available dental care is available in a military
treatment facility use code G, which must be written in
the blank box in section 7b on the back of DD Form
2494. If the member no longer has DEERS eligible
dependents use code J.
When a member wants to voluntarily y disenroll for
the reason of PCS transfer to a location where
space-available dental care is readily available (code G),
losing personnel activities should counsel the member
not to take any action until arrival at the new duty
station. Upon arrival at the new duty station, gaining
personnel activities should counsel, in conjunction with
local dental treatment activities, on the availability of
access to space-available dental care.
Supplemental Uniformed Services Active Duty
Dependents Dental Plan (DDP) Enrollment Election,
DD Form 2494-1, in figure 8-7, should only be
completed when dependents are residing in two or more
separate locations, and only the dependents in one
location are to be enrolled. The sponsor must identify
in item 5 those dependents who are to be enrolled. A
copy of the completed form must be mailed to the
DEERS Support Office, Attn: DN99, 2511 Garden
Road, Monterey, California.
The following are examples of appropriate use of
the DD Form 2494-1:
A sponsor may elect to enroll one or more
dependents attending school or college away
from home, living with an ex-spouse, living with
relatives, or living in a foster home.
A sponsor who has more than one dependent
under the age four may elect to enroll one
dependent under the age of 4.
A sponsor may elect to enroll one dependent age
4 or older but may have any number of
dependents under age 4 who are not elected to be
The OffIce of the Civilian Health and Medical
Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS)
administers the DDP contract for the DOD.
DEERS and the Defense Manpower Data Center
(DMDC) maintain the master DDP eligibility file, notify
DFAS-CL of changes in a dependents status, and
provide the error resolution coordinator with a monthly
report of discrepancies between DFAS-CL and DDP
master eligibility file.
The DDP contractor verifies eligibility and pays
claims based on information from DEERS and DMDC,
provides a list of eligible providers, distributes Evidence
of Coverage information booklets, provides points of
contact regarding denied claims, makes annual site
visits to major installations, and markets the program.
DFAS - Cleveland Center receives enrollment
information via a Military Pay Order, NAVCOMPT
3060, or appropriate SDS event initiated by members
PSD or personnel office.
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
provides the Navy DDP project officer who advises
OCHAMPUS on matters of enrollment, eligibility, and
premium payroll deductions.
BUPERS provides DDP eligibility and an error
resolution coordinator who is the Navys point of
contact for problems with enrollment, eligibility
verification, payroll deduction, or denied claims.
PERSUPPDETS and/or personnel offices, are
responsible for enrolling and disenrolling individuals
and providing documentation to DFAS.