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Dental Plans

Blue Shield offers affordable and comprehensive dental plans available to clients with and without a Blue Shield health plan.* We also offer a dental and vision plan package – Specialty DuoSM,**—that includes comprehensive dental and vision coverage to give your clients the additional protection their mouth and eyes deserve.

Our dental provider networks are among the best! We have more than 16,000 California providers in our HMO dental network and well over 25,000 providers in our dental PPO network. No matter which Blue Shield family dental plan your clients choose, they can rely on a national network of more than 218,000 providers.

Learn more about these coverage options:
2014 Dental Plans  |  Dental PPO Plans   |  Dental HMO Plans  
Updates effective January 1, 2015

As of January 1, 2015 we are closing the Enhanced Dental Plus PPO 25/500 and Enhanced Dental Plus PPO 50/1250 plans to new business. However, current plan members can keep their coverage.
Dental PPO Plan Benefits
  • Access to over 25,000 general care and specialty dentists in California7
  • 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
  • Coverage even when your clients use a non-network dentist. The plan reimburses members up to an allowed amount for covered services and members pay the remaining balance of the total billed charges
  • No waiting period for diagnostic or preventive services
    Implants coverage available in our dental PPO plans with a $1,250 calendar-year benefit maximum
  • Orthodontic benefits are available for both children and adults8
  • Choice of $25 or $50 deductible per member, per calendar year
  • Choice of a $500, $1,000 or $1,250 calendar-year benefit maximum per member9
Dental HMO Plan Benefits
  • Access over 16,000 dental provider locations in California7 
  • 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 and without a  12-month waiting period
  • Affordable fixed copayments for basic and major services
  • Orthodontic benefits are available for both children and adults8 
  • Specialty care available with a referral from a primary dentist
  • Virtually no claim forms
Rates
Rates for our dental plans are available in our IFP rate books, or through our online Quote & Apply tool when purchased with a medical plan.

Rates and benefits are pending regulatory approval.
 * Your client must be a California resident at the time of enrollment. If your client had a Blue Shield IFP dental plan or a dental + vision package canceled, they must wait 6 months from the date of cancellation before they can reapply.
**Underwritten by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (Blue Shield Life).
***Rates and benefits are pending regulatory approval.
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