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PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 110 STAT. 2589 "(c) PREMIUMS. —(1) A member enrolled in the dental insurance plan established under subsection (a) shall pay the premiums charged for the insurance coverage. "(2) The amount of the premiums payable by a member entitled to retired pay shall be deducted sind withheld from the retired pay and shall be disbursed to pay the premiums. The regulations prescribed under subsection (h) shall specify the procedures for payment of the premiums by other enrolled members and by enrolled surviving spouses. "(d) BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE PLAN. —The dental insurance plan established under subsection (a) shall provide benefits for basic dental care and treatment, including diagnostic services, preventative services, basic restorative services (including endodontics), surgical services, and emergency services. "(e) COVERAGE.— (1) The Secretary shall prescribe a minimum required period for enrollment by a member or surviving spouse in the dental insurance plan established under subsection (a). "(2) The dental insurance plan shall provide for voluntary enrollment of participants and shall authorize a member or eligible unremarried surviving spouse to enroll for self only or for self and eligible dependents. "(f) TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT. —The Secretary shall terminate the enrollment of any enrollee, and any eligible dependents of the enrollee covered by the enrollment, in the dental insurance plan established under subsection (a) upon the occurrence of the following: "(1) In the case of an enrollment under subsection (b)(1), termination of the member's entitlement to retired pay. "(2) In the case of an enrollment under subsection (b)(2), termination of the member's status as a member of the Retired Reserve. "(3) In the case of an enrollment under subsection (b)(4), remarriage of the surviving spouse. " (g) CONTINUATION OF DEPENDENTS' ENROLLMENT UPON DEATH OF ENROLLEE. — Doverage of a dependent in the dental insurance plgm established under subsection (a) under an enrollment of a member or a surviving spouse who dies during the period of enrollment shall continue until the end of that period and may be renewed by (or for) the dependent, so long as the premium paid is sufficient to cover continuation of the dependent's enrollment. The Secretary may terminate coverage of the dependent when the premiums paid are no longer sufficient to cover continuation of the enrollment. The Secretsiry shall prescribe in regulations under subsection (h) the parties responsible for paying the remaining premiums due on the enrollment and the manner for collection of the premiums. " (h) REGULATIONS. —The dental insurance plan established under subsection (a) shall be administered under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation. "(i) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: "(1) The term 'eligible dependent' means a dependent described in subparagraph (A), (D), or (I) of section 1072(2) of this title. "(2) The term 'eligible child dependent' means a dependent described in subparagraph (D) or (I) of section 1072(2) of this title. "(3) The term 'retired pay' includes retainer pay.".