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Dental & Vision Coverage for Medicare Eligibles

What dental and vision benefits does Medicare cover? Original Medicare doesn’t pay for most preventive or routine dental or vision care. That means if you need a regular dental exam or a vision exam for standard contact lenses or eyeglasses, Medicare will not usually pay for it. Here’s some information on what Medicare does cover.

Does Medicare cover dental and vision?

Dental

Medicare usually only pays for dental care that is needed to diagnosis or treat an illness.

Unless you have dental coverage you will have to pay for your regular dental cleanings, exams, and X-rays.

If you need more expensive procedures, that you don’t receive as regularly, such as fillings, bridges, crowns, plates, or dentures, Medicare does not pay for those either.

Vision

Medicare usually only pays for vision exams or eyewear related to specific illnesses or surgeries such as those related to cataracts, diabetes, or macular degeneration.

You will need additional vision insurance outside of basic Medicare to help pay for your regular eye exams, glasses, lenses, and contacts.

If you are looking for dental and vision coverage, we can help. Dental and vision benefits are built right into some of our Medicare plans. In some states we also have dental and vision packages that you can add on to another plan or purchase separately.

Learn more about our dental coverage to supplement Medicare

Learn more about our vision coverage to help you to support your eye care needs

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Once enrolled into your Medicare Supplement insurance plan, your coverage is guaranteed for the life of the plan with only two exceptions/restrictions: nonpayment of premiums, and material misrepresentation.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of: In Colorado: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc. In Connecticut: Anthem Health Plans, Inc. In Georgia: Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. In Indiana: Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. and Community Insurance Company. In Kentucky: Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. In Maine: Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc. In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area): RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), HMO Missouri, Inc and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. In Nevada: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. In New Hampshire: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. Medicare Advantage HMO plans are administered by Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. and underwritten by Matthew Thornton Health Plan, Inc. Medicare Advantage LPPO plan and Medicare Supplement plans are offered by Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. In Ohio: Community Insurance Company and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. In Virginia: Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and its service area is all of Virginia except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123. In Wisconsin: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), underwrites or administers PPO and indemnity policies and underwrites the out of network benefits in POS policies offered by Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare), Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Corporation (WCIC) or Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Compcare underwrites or administers HMO or POS policies; WCIC underwrites or administers Well Priority HMO or POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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