Dental And Vision Plans In California From Anthem

Need to add dental and vision care benefits to your current Medicare coverage? Anthem offers a range of options to meet your needs and budget.

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Adding Dental And Vision Coverage In California To Your Medicare Plan

Why You May Need Extra Coverage

Regular eye exams and teeth cleanings can help you stay healthy by catching issues and illnesses early.

 

However, Original Medicare does not cover routine dental and vision care. This means you’ll have to pay out of pocket for routine teeth cleanings and eye exams, as well as more costly procedures and services.

Dental And Vision Plans For You

If you have a Medicare Supplement plan, Part D plan, or both, you may want to purchase an Anthem Extras package to cover dental and vision care.

 

Most Anthem Medicare Advantage plans include built-in coverage for routine dental and vision care. However, if you need to increase your coverage, Anthem offers additional dental and vision packages in California to meet your needs.

Add Dental And Vision To Original Medicare,  Medicare Supplement, And Part D

From standard plans to premium benefits, Anthem Extras can provide the right dental and vision coverage to complement your existing Medicare coverage.

Anthem Extras Dental And Vision Coverage

 

Benefits

 

 

Standard Dental & Vision

 

 

Premium Dental & Vision

 

 

Premium Plus Dental & Vision

 

 

Premium Plus Dental Only

 

 

Average Monthly Premium

 

 

$26

 

 

$41

 

 

$58

 

 

$49

 

 

Annual Maximum Benefit

 

 

$500

 

 

$1,000

 

$1,250

 

$1,250

 

Annual Deductible*

 


 

   


 

 

$50

Annual Deductible

 

$50

Annual Deductible

 

$50

Annual Deductible

 

Dental Benefits

 

  

  

  

  

 

Routine Exams, Cleanings, & X-Rays Covered At 100%

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

  
 

 

 

  
 

 

 

  
 

 

Fillings Covered At 80% After 6-Month Waiting Period

 



 

   


 


 

 

  
 


 

 

  
 


 

 

  
 

 

Scaling & Root Planing, Root Canals, & Oral Surgery Covered At 50% After 12-Month Waiting Period

 




 

   


 




 

  

 




 

  

 




 

  

 

 

Crowns, Dentures, & Bridges Covered At 50% After A 12-Month Waiting Period

 



 

   


 



 

   


 



 

  

 



 

  

 

 

Vision Benefits

 

  

  

  

  

 

Vision Exam (Once Every 12 Months)

 

 

$20

Copay

 

$20

Copay

 

$10

Copay


 

   


 

 

Eyeglass Frames (Once Every 24 Months)

 

 

$100

allowance

20% off remaining amount

 

 

$100

allowance

20% off remaining amount

 

 

$130

allowance

20% off remaining amount

 


 

   


 

 

Eyeglass Lenses (Standard Plastic; Once Every 24 Months)

 


 

$20

Copay


 

$20

Copay


 

$10

Copay


 

   


 

 

Contact Lenses (Once Every 24 Months)

 

 

$80

allowance

Non-elective 100% covered

 

 

$80

allowance

Non-elective 100% covered

 

 

$80

allowance

Non-elective 100% covered

 


 

   


 

*The dental deductible doesn’t apply to diagnostic and preventive care services (routine cleanings, exams, and X-rays), whether dentists are in the plan or not.

Note: These benefits apply to in-network providers only. Dental and vision packages are not available in every state. Monthly premiums are rounded to the nearest dollar amount for display purposes and subject to change at any time.

Add A Dental-Only Plan To Your Innovative F Medicare Supplement Plan

 

Choose one of our plan options with competitive premium and benefits. Innovative F is only available if you first became eligible for Medicare before January 1, 2020.

Anthem Extras Dental-Only Coverage

 

   Benefits

 

Senior Standard Dental Only

 

 

Senior Premium Dental Only

 

 

Senior Premium Plus Dental Only

 


Average Monthly Premium

 

 

$18

in 2023

 

$19

effective 1/1/24

 

 

$31

in 2023

 

$34

effective 1/1/24

 

 

$47

in 2023

 

$49

effective 1/1/24

 

 

Annual Maximum Benefit

 

$500

 

 

$1000

 

 

$1250

 

 

 

Annual Deductible*

 

 

   


 

 

$50

ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE

 

 

$50

ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE

 

Dental Benefits

 

   

   

   

 

Routine Exams, Cleanings, & X-Rays Covered At 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fillings Covered At 80% After 6-Month Waiting Period

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling & Root Planing, Root Canals, & Oral Surgery Covered At 50% After 12-Month Waiting Period

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Crowns, Dentures, & Bridges Covered At 50% After A 12-Month Waiting Period

 

   

 

   

 

 

*The dental deductible doesn’t apply to diagnostic and preventive care services (routine cleanings, exams, and X-rays), whether dentists are in the plan or not.

 

Note: These benefits apply to in-network providers only. Dental and vision packages are not available in every state. Monthly premiums are rounded to the nearest dollar amount for display purposes and subject to change at any time.

Enhance Your Medicare Advantage Plan With Dental And Vision

 

While most Medicare Advantage plans cover preventive dental care like teeth cleanings and exams, as well as vision care with eye exams and eyewear allowances, sometimes that’s not enough.  

 

If you need crowns or dental repair work, or if you have special eyewear needs, your out-of-pocket costs could add up.

   

You might want to consider adding more coverage with these optional benefits.

Upgrade Your Medicare Advantage Dental And Vision Benefits

 

Benefits

 

  

Preventive Dental

 


Dental & Vision
 


Enhanced Dental & Vision
 

 

Monthly Premium

 

 

$13 - $22

 

 

$32 - $35

 

$48 - $57

 

Annual Plan Coverage Limit

 

 

$500

 

 

$1,000

 

$2000

 

$0 Copay For The Following Preventive Dental Benefits

 

  

  

  

 

 

Two Oral Exams Per Year

 

 

  

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

  
 

 

 

Two Routine Cleanings Per Year

 

 

  

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

  
 

 

 

Dental X-Rays

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Two Fluoride Treatments Per Year

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

Additional Dental Benefits

 

  

  

   

 

 

20% Cost Of Replacing/Repairing Teeth

 


 

   


 

 

20%

replace/repair

 

20%

replace/repair

 

50% Cost Of Root Canal; Periodontal Scaling & Planing; Simple & Surgical Extractions (See Plan Details)


 

   


 

 

50%

See Plan Details

 

50%

See Plan Details

 

Crowns (Once Per Tooth Every 5 Years)

 


 

   


 


 

   


 

 

 

  

 

 

Dentures (Every 5 Years)

 


 

   


 


 

   


 

 

 

  

 

 

Denture Adjustment, Replacement, & Repairs

 


 

   


 


 

   


 

 

 

  

 

 

Dental Implants


 

   


 


 

   


 

 

 

  

 

 

Anesthesia

 

 

   


 


 

   


 

 

 

  

 

 

Vision Benefits

 

  

  

  

 

Reimbursement For Prescription Glasses, Lenses, Frames And/Or Contact Lenses

(Safety eyewear, non-prescription sunglasses, glass lenses, non-prescription lenses or contacts, or lens treatments are not covered.)

 

 

 

 

   


 


 

 

$150


 

 

$200

Note: These benefits apply to in-network providers only. Plan availability and costs may vary depending on location..

Our Broad Dental And Vision Network

 

Anthem has a large network of providers that make it easy to get care when and where you need it.

 

You can easily check if your providers are covered. And we’re always here to help. Reach out with questions or if you need additional guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental And Vision Care

Routine dental, vision, and hearing care are included with the majority of Medicare Advantage plans. Some plans give you more enhanced coverage for your teeth and eyes, while others provide only basic checkups. It's important to carefully review the details of your Medicare Advantage plan to know what kind of dental and vision care is covered.

If you think you’ll only need routine checkups and occasional fillings, then a basic dental plan might be a good choice. But, if you expect to need more serious dental work done, like oral surgery or a crown, you may want an enhanced plan. While these plans can be more expensive, they can help you save money down the road.

Typically, Medicare does not pay for dentures. However, certain plans from Anthem cover 50% of your costs.

If you have Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement, it probably doesn’t include dental or vision benefits. Adding coverage for routine teeth cleanings and eye exams, or for enhanced care like root canals or progressive lenses, can help you stay healthy by catching issues early.

 

With Medicare Advantage, basic dental and vision care typically is included, but you can add optional packages for more comprehensive coverage.

Read Our Medicare Articles

 

Get more details about insurance coverage for dental care and vision care. You can also take a deeper dive into other articles offering detailed information about Medicare plans, benefits, eligibility, enrollment, and more.

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Sign up to learn how Anthem Medicare plans help cover costs that Original Medicare doesn’t. You can attend a virtual webinar, or a live seminar where a Medicare licensed agent will be present to answer your questions.

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