New Dental Provider for 2016
State Personnel is pleased to announce that as of January 1st, Anthem will be the new Dental provider. If you are currently enrolled in dental, your coverage will automatically transfer to Anthem. However, if you wish to enroll, change your level of coverage or change your dental dependents, you will need to actively make these selections within your Open Enrollment event.
In addition to the insurance provider change, the state is excited to announce that the orthodontic services benefit will be increasing. The new lifetime maximum for orthodontic services will be $1,500 per eligible person.
Anthem Dental Complete will continue to provide 100 percent diagnostic and preventive coverage, as long as an in-network dentist is used. The plan also covers 100 percent of emergency palliative treatment (used to temporarily relieve pain), x-rays and sealants (to prevent decay of pits and fissures of permanent back teeth). There are limits to the coverage of sealants, however, so check with Anthem before agreeing to the treatment. By using an in-network dentist oral surgery, fillings and the repair of diseased, damaged or injured teeth is covered at 80 percent of the cost. To find an in-network dentist please visit www.Anthem.com and search dentist within the Anthem Dental Complete network.
Please be aware that the dental rates have changed slightly from last year. Below is a breakdown of the cost.
Anthem Dental Complete helps members get answers to their dental questions quickly and privately. It’s called Ask a Hygienist. How does it work? Download this flyer for steps on how to use or go directly to anthem.com/mydentalvision.
Sign up for extra dental benefits* — at no extra cost — using the form below.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is easy and can help keep your mouth free from infection. You should brush and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly. While your dental plan most likely provides coverage for preventive care services, by completing the form below you may be eligible* to get coverage for an extra dental cleaning (to help keep your teeth healthy) or an extra periodontal maintenance procedure (to help keep your gums healthy) each benefit year.