Understanding Your 2014 Dental Benefits
Uniform dental coverage is provided for State members through a partnership with Ameritas Group Dental. Services provided by in-network providers are covered subject to any applicable limitations and restrictions as per the Uniform Dental benefit provisions. Find complete dental benefit details in the It’s Your Choice: Reference Guide.
In-Network or Out-of-Network?
As of January 1, 2014 dental services received from out-of-network providers are not covered under your Uniform Dental Benefit. This is a change from last year as your dental benefits in 2013 provided coverage regardless of provider status (in-network provider vs. out-of-network provider).
We encourage you to verify the status of your provider prior to seeking services in 2014. There are a couple ways to do this:
- Search. Find an in-network provider through the online Ameritas Dental Provider Search.
- Check the list. If your provider's office is located in one of the following counties, they will be recognized as in-network:
Dental services received from out-of-network providers in counties not listed above are not covered.
- Call us. If you're not sure if your provider is considered in- or out-of-network, please call the Customer Care Center at (800) 279-1301 and we can help.