This article is for medical providers who care for our members with diabetes, coronary artery disease, oral cancer, pregnancy, stroke, and Sjogren’s syndrome
Our Enhanced Dental Benefits program has improved the overall health of our members with specific health conditions by providing them with additional dental benefits. The program offers eligible members additional cleanings and other dental services with no additional deductibles, coinsurance, or calendar year maximums when they are performed by a participating or preferred dental provider.
Beginning September 1, 2019 on their account renewal, members who have been diagnosed with stroke and Sjogren’s syndrome will be eligible for Enhanced Dental Benefits. Members with both conditions may benefit from additional annual cleanings and dental care.
Dr. Athena Pappas, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
As of September 1, members who have the following conditions are eligible for the program:
This program is designed to help your patients receive services that will maintain their health.
The connection between oral health and overall health is clear. For people with many conditions—including diabetes, heart disease, oral cancer, premature births, Sjogren’s syndrome, and stroke—dental care can improve health and well-being.
|Members who have||Can enroll|
|Medical and dental coverage and a medical claim identifying them as having coronary artery disease, diabetes, oral cancer, a stroke, or Sjogren’s syndrome||When we reach out to tell the member about the additional benefits available to them|
|By having their physician complete an enrollment form to certify that they have a qualifying condition|