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New Enhancements for Dental Plans in 2016

The following changes will take place upon plan renewal starting in January:
Plan Change Plans Affected
Coverage Added for Composite Resin (White) Fillings on Posterior Teeth

-Previously, only partial coverage for amalgam (silver) fillings was available on bicuspids and molars. Members were responsible for paying the difference.

The Plan Will Terminate at the End of the Month a Member Turns 19


- Previously, the plan terminated on the member's 19th birthday.

-Dental Blue Pediatric Essential
-Dental Blue PPO Pediatric Essential
Coverage Added for Composite Resin (White) Fillings on Posterior Teeth

- Previously, only partial coverage for amalgam (silver) fillings was available on bicuspids and molars. Members were responsible for paying the difference.

Essential Health Benefits Will Switch to Adult Level Benefits at the End of the Month a Member Turns 19

- Previously, this change happened on the member's 19th birthday.
- Dental Blue PPO High
- Dental Blue PPO Low
Essential Health Benefits Will Switch to Adult Level Benefits at the End of the Month a Member Turns 19

- Previously, this change happened on the member's 19th birthday.
- Dental Blue PPO High
- Dental Blue PPO Low
- Dental Blue Pediatric + Adult Preventive
- Dental Blue Pediatric + Adult 1 & 2
- Dental Blue Pediatric + Adult Select
- Dental Blue Pediatric Essential + Adult
- Dental Blue PPO Pediatric + Adult 2

As mentioned before, standard eligibility for dental plans is changing to match our medical plans. Dependents benefits will discontinue at the end of the month that the member turns 26, rather than the day that he or she turns 26. This change was implemented in April 2015 upon plan renewal and will continue through April 2016.

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