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Dental for 2019

Dental Benefits Increasing for 2019

Good dental health may be more important than you think.  Studies have identified a link between oral health and chronic conditions such as heart disease.  The best way to lower your risk is by keeping up on your preventive exams.  Under the Anthem Dental Complete plan, your diagnostic and preventive services such as teeth cleanings, periodic oral exam and bitewing X-rays are covered at 100 percent when using an in-network provider.  Other in-network services such as fillings, crowns and root canals are covered at 80 percent.   

The State is making it even easier for you to receive dental care by increasing the annual maximum benefit for 2019.  As of January 1st, the maximum benefit will increase from $1,000 to $1,500.  This increase ensures that more of your dental care is covered under the plan than ever before.

Similar to the other health plans, you can realize the greatest savings by going to an in-network dentist.  While network dentists sign a contract with anthem to limit fees, nonparticipating dentists do not have limits on the amount they can charge you for services.  If you decide to go to a nonparticipating dentist, be sure you understand your potential out-of-pocket costs before you receive services.

A list of dentists within the Dental Complete network can be found by going to www.Anthem.com and logging in to your account. Once there, put your curser on the “Care” drop-down menu on top of the page and select “Dental” under the “Care & Cost Finder” section.  When the new page loads, you can enter your search criteria. 

For 2019, the Dental premiums will remain the same.  Please see the below rates.

Dental 2019 Bi-Weekly Rate
Single $1.32
Family $3.42