Dental Blue for Seniors

North Carolina Health Plans

Dental Blue for SeniorsSM

Complete coverage for those age 65 and over

What You Get1

  • Affordable premiums with easy ways to pay
  • No wait for preventive services (which includes two checkups and cleanings per benefit period),2 and just a small copay per visit
  • Coverage for fillings, gum treatments, crowns and more2
  • Choose from a large network of dentists3
  • Spouse/domestic partner coverage4

Protect your overall health

Gum disease is linked to stroke, heart disease,diabetes and other health issues. Nearly 75 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease.5 Along with good dental care each day, regular dental checkups help detect, prevent and treat gum disease and related problems. By choosing Dental Blue for Seniors, you can take a big step in protecting your overall health.

Coverage you can smile about

With Dental Blue for Seniors, you’re covered for a broad range of dental services.2 This includes routine fillings and extractions, plus major services like crowns, bridges and dentures. It also includes preventive care. That means you can get checkups and cleanings twice per benefit period, which supports better oral health. And there are no waiting periods for cleanings, routine oral exams, and other diagnostic and preventive services.

A network of qualified dentists3

It’s easy to find a dentist you can trust – even if you’re out of town – with our broad local and national network. You’re free to visit any
licensed dentist you choose. But there are clear perks to seeing a dentist in our network:

  • You don’t pay for any charges over the allowed amount for covered services.
  • Claims are filed for you, saving time and trouble.
  • Dentists in our network have been credentialed and approved.

To find a dentist, log in to BlueConnectNC.com, click on HealthNAVSM1 and select Find a Dentist.6

Individual and spouse /domestic partner coverage

Dental Blue for Seniors offers a plan for just about every budget. You can cover yourself as well as your spouse/domestic partner.4

Dental Blue for Seniors Monthly Premiums7

Individual $43.96
Individual + spouse /domestic
partner
$87.90

 

Rates valid through 12/31/2017

1 For costs and further details of the coverage, including exclusions, any
reductions or limitations and terms under which the policy may be continued in force, see your agent or write to the company.
2 Refer to the member booklet for a full list of diagnostic and preventive, basic and major services.
3 You are free to see any licensed dentist in North Carolina or choose one from our expansive network. You’ll also have access to dentists in all 50 states through our national network, GRID+.
4 To qualify, both parties must be at least 65 years of age, be residents of
North Carolina, and have not had a Dental Blue for Seniors or Dental Blue for Individuals policy in the last 12 months.
5 “The Health Perils of Gum Disease.” Joanne Baker, Reviewed by Steve Drescher, DDS (Accessed September 2016).
6 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina offers several decision support tools, such as HealthNAV and Blue LinkSM, to aid you in making decisions around your health care experience. These tools are offered for your convenience and should be used only as reference tools. You should consult your own personal physician as applicable throughout your health care experience.
7 Rates valid through 12/31/17.
8 If you’ve terminated a Dental Blue for Seniors or Dental Blue for Individuals policy within the last 12 months, you are ineligible for coverage.
9 Based on allowed amount. Annual maximum on all services is $1000 in the first year, $1100 in year 2 and $1200 thereafter.
10 You must be on the Dental Blue for Seniors plan for at least 6 months in order to receive the increased Annual maximum amount in the second year.