Blue Shield offers affordable and comprehensive dental plans available to clients with and without a Blue Shield health plan.1
We also offer a dental and vision plan package, Specialty DuoSM,* which includes comprehensive dental and vision coverage.
Waiting periods for new members enrolling in any Blue Shield IFP Dental PPO plan can be waived, provided the new member submits documentation of prior coverage from any dental carrier that meets the following criteria.
Our dental provider networks are among the largest in the state. The dental PPO plans include over 45,000 access points2 and our dental HMO network includes nearly 22,000 access points2 in California. Visit Find a Doctor to help your client's find a dentist in their area.
Our marketed, off-exchange dental plans will experience a modest rate increase this year. PPO dental plans rates will increase an average of 2.9%, while HMO dental plans will increase an average of 3.2%. These increases translate to less than $1 more per month/per member. The on-exchange HMO and PPO dental plans will receive a rate pass for 2022.
No waiting period for diagnostic or preventive services
Covered diagnostic and preventive services, such as X-rays and routine cleanings, do not count toward the annual coverage limit for dental PPO and Specialty Duo dental plans, providing more coverage for other services before reaching the annual limit
A wide range of dental benefits, including most diagnostic and preventive services and oral cancer screening, at no additional cost when using a dental network provider
Implants coverage available in all of our IFP dental PPO plans
Orthodontic benefits are available on select plans for both children and adults
$50 deductible per member, per calendar year
Choice of a $1,000 or $1,250 calendar-year benefit maximum per member
Coverage even when members use a non-network dentist. Our plan reimburses members up to an allowed amount for covered services, and they pay the remaining balance of the total billed charges.
A wide range of dental benefits, including most diagnostic and preventive services at no additional cost
No deductibles and no calendar-year maximums
Orthodontic services available with or without a 12-month waiting period on select plans, for both children and adults
Affordable fixed copayments for basic and major services
Specialty care available with a referral from a primary dentist
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