COVERED CALIFORNIA PLANS TO OFFER EXPANDED DENTAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND NEW COVERAGE FOR ADULTS
Pediatric Dental Care Embedded in Standard Plans for 2015; Also New in 2015 Are Optional Family Dental Plans That Will Offer Coverage for Adults
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California is offering new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015. Additionally, all individual health insurance plans sold through the Covered California exchange will include pediatric dental benefits for members younger than 19.
“This is great news for families and children, because all children enrolled in Covered California will have dental coverage embedded in their comprehensive health plan.” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “They will be getting better coverage and more for their money.”
Additionally, Lee said, the family dental plan will offer adults the option of receiving dental coverage outside the general health plans at an additional cost. Some consumers also may be drawn to family dental plans if a provider they prefer for their child is not offered in their embedded coverage.