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WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2013) – VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced today.  

“VA continues to explore innovative ways to help Veterans get access to the care and services they have earned and deserve,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “This new dental program is another example of VA creating partnerships with the private sector to deliver a range of high-quality care at an affordable cost, for our Nation’s Veterans.”

More than 8 million Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care can choose to purchase one of the offered dental plans.  This three-year pilot has been designed for Veterans with no dental coverage, or those eligible for VA dental care who would like to purchase additional coverage.  Participation will not affect entitlement to VA dental services and treatment. 

There are no eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment.  People interested in participating may complete an application online through either Delta Dental,, or MetLife, beginning Nov. 15.  Coverage for this new dental insurance will begin Jan. 1, 2014, and will be available throughout the United States and its territories. 

Also eligible for the new benefits are nearly 400,000 spouses and dependent children who are reimbursed for most medical expenses under VA’s CHAMPVA program.  Generally, CHAMPVA participants are spouses, survivors or dependent children of Veterans officially rated as “permanently and totally” disabled by a service-connected condition.

Dental services under the new program vary by plan and include diagnostic, preventive, surgical, emergency and endodontic/restorative treatment.  Enrollment in the VA Dental Insurance Plan (VADIP) is voluntary.  Participants are responsible for all premiums, which range from $8.65 to $52.90 per month for individual plans.  Copayments and other charges may apply.

Historically VA’s free dental services have gone to Veterans with dental problems connected to a medical condition that’s officially certified as “service connected.”  Free dental services will continue for those Veterans. 

For more information on VADIP, visit, or contact Delta Dental at 1-855-370-3303 or MetLife at 1-888-310-1681.

Veterans who are not enrolled in the VA health care system can apply at any time by visiting, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or visiting their local VA health care facility.

Local Ice Challenge:

United Patriotic Body Commander - Terry Richardson  took the "VFW Ice Challenge" along with State Commander Prochnow.  His project is Post 762 Post and Auxiliary Projects for Veterans.  He called out the following people:
1.  The ENTIRE Fargo VFW Post 762 Honor Guard.
Each person called out has to pay $10.00 IF they take the challenge OR $100.00 if they decide NOT to take the challenge.



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ND Department Commander
                                     Neil Prochnow

 Commander Prochnow's October Message


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                   Department Quartermaster/Adj.
                                   Dale Ronning

Welcome Veterans,

We've been trying to update this website for a month now. We hope you've been checking periodically to see what's new. We also hope that you will begin to utilize our Department Website as we begin to transition into communicating to our membership by using the internet. If you need to contact any of our Department Leadership, please click our Contact Us page.  Let us know what YOU want on the website.

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