Medicare Dental Coverage

Dental Coverage With Anthem Medicare Plans

 

Anthem offers dental coverage packages to complement certain Medicare plans. Whether you need one depends on the type of Medicare plan you have.  

 

The majority of Medicare Advantage plans already include dental care, such as exams, X-rays, and more. But if you have a Medicare Supplement planPart D plan, or both, you can add an Anthem Extras package to cover dental care.    

 

If you only have Original Medicare, it doesn’t cover teeth cleanings, dental exams, X-rays, or common dental issues such as root canals, fillings, implants, and crowns. However, dental exams and cleanings are important, as they can reveal early signs of illness and prevent future issues.  

 

Learn more about Original Medicare and dental coverage.   

Anthem Extras Dental Coverage

 

With an Anthem Extras package, you can choose dental and vision coverage or dental coverage only. These convenient packages complement a Medicare Supplement, Part D, or Original Medicare plan. Our packages offer varying levels of coverage, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget.    

 

To find an Anthem Extras plan, enter your ZIP code to see Medicare Supplement plans in your area. If available, each plan will have an option to add dental and vision packages.  

 

These amounts reflect coverage for dental-only plans without vision coverage.   

Dental-only Benefits Standard* Premium* Premium Plus*

 

Twice-yearly teeth cleanings and exams

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

Dental X-rays 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

Fillings  

 

 

  

 

 

80%

 

 

80%

 

 

Root canals, gum scaling, oral surgery

 

 

  

 

 

50%

 

 

50%

 

 

Crowns, dentures 

and bridges

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

50%

 

Note: These percentages apply to in-network providers only. Dental and vision packages are not available in every state.

 

*In Virginia only, these plan names are Senior Standard, Senior Premium and Senior Premium Plus.

   

Check If Your Dentist Is In The Plan

You will have lower costs if you use dentists in the plan. We have a large network of providers, and you can easily check if your current dentist is in the plan. 

   

Dental Coverage With Medicare Advantage

 

The majority of our Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans include benefits for prescription drugs, dental, vision, and hearing. What your plan covers will vary depending on where you live, but typically includes:

 

    Two yearly teeth cleanings

 

    Two yearly dental exam

 

    Dental X-rays

 

Some Medicare Advantage plans also have optional supplemental benefits that will boost your dental and vision coverage for an additional premium. You can add these benefits up to 90 days after your plan starts.

Enrolling In A Dental Care Package

If you’re not yet enrolled in a Medicare plan

If a dental care package is available with the Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan you want, you can add it to your application.  

If you’re already enrolled

If you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan, please call us. We can help you add dental and vision benefits to your existing plan. 

  Original Medicare: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).

 

Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO & LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. For Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans: Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal.