New for 2019 !!! Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans can have dental coverage added! ( dental and vision for as little as $ 23.00) The phone number is 888-563-3307. This office will be considered OUT of the Network, so the coverage will be %50. Up to $ 2500 of coverage is very useful! Call Kathy with any questions.
COPIED FROM THE FEDERAL DELTA DENTAL WEBSITE.
On December 31, 2018, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) contract and dental benefits under the current Department of Defense program will end. However, dental coverage for military retirees and family members will be offered under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). This change, contained in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2017), means that your military retiree patients and their family members will need to select a new FEDVIP plan in the fall of this year for coverage effective January 1, 2019.
We want as many military retirees as possible to have an easy transition into the FEDVIP. It’s our goal to simplify the transition from the TRDP to the FEDVIP for both the military retirees as well as the dentists who treat them. In order to prevent a gap in coverage, TRDP patients and their family members must take action and enroll during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season at between November 12, 2018 and December 10, 2018. Delta Dental offers coverage in the FEDVIP as well with two coverage options available for your patients.
Patients can find more information at TRICARE.benefeds.com.
CALL Kathy if you have any questions
Something improtant to note. Some insurance policies are offering Enhanced Preventive Benefits. If you have Delta Dental of Michigan, Kathy can check for you. These enhanced benefits may cover additional ( more than the two normal) cleanings if you have certain health conditions. Including Pregnancy and heart conditions.
It really has been a while since the last Blog. Just doing business and fixing teeth! If you have friends or relatives who would like to give this office a try, let them know how you feel about us! People are more inclined to visit a new office if they are told how much their patients love them!!
We hope that you all enjoy the Labor Day weekend! The office has been a buzz! All the dental chairs have been recovered! All the walls and rooms and even the woodwork has been painted! You won't recognize the office!!! Call if you need your check-up. We would love to see you!!!
Summer is in full swing! Make sure you make the appointments for your college students while they are home! Call and we can get them in during the Summer break. Enjoy the Independence Day weekend fun!
We have learned that Delta Dental of Michigan sells a plan for individuals. It is called the Michigan Individual Exchange Plan
(MIDDEX) with the sub-group as ADHI. Delta can be reached on line, or at 800-971-4108. This is great news! Up until now, only groups could purchase individual plans!
Hello, and off we go with 2017. Many changes occur with the new year. Insurance changes for you, please keep us informed. Policy changes for the affordable care act. If you have any form of Medicare, call please, because there are some major changes for Medicare patients at this office. Hope all is going well for you and your families!
The year end is approaching. Many decisions regarding choices for insurance need to be made. If you have any questions, please call the office and we can help you make a decision on your dental plan.
I will not be accepting any Medicare plans in 2017 and beyond. The rules preclude me from accepting any medicare or medicaid patients. This office cannot possible follow the rules that include providing 15 different languages if we want to accept medicare. This unfortunately includes the Blue Cross Medicare Advantage program some of you have.
Please call if you have concerns.
Life at the office is returning to normal. Kathy is back! Cancer treatments are almost completed. She missed all of you, and apprciated all the notes, cards, gifts, food and prayers!
It is good to return to normal!
Looking forward to hearing from you!