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Dental and Vision Insurance
Proper Care with Dental Insurance
Maintaining dental hygiene is very important to your overall health, but doesn’t need to be expensive. Whether you are searching just for you, your family, or a friend, we have a variety of dental insurance plans available to meet most needs and budgets. With thousands of providers in network, finding a dental insurance plan with a dentist that you feel comfortable with is just a phone call or email away.
Optional Vision Coverage
People who lack insurance coverage are twice as likely skip or delay receiving the care they need. This pertains to vision care as well. Vision benefits (available in most areas for additional premium) can be added to most dental insurance plans or purchased individually.
Does Medicare cover dental and vision services?
Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for certain dental services that you get when you’re in a hospital. Part A can pay for if you need to have emergency or complicated dental procedures, even though the dental care isn’t covered.
Essentially, Medicare wasn’t meant to cover everything. This includes dental insurance and vision coverage. However, just because it isn’t covered, doesn’t mean that you can’t protect your health, and that’s where our additional dental insurance and vision plans come in!
Medicare doesn’t cover routine eye exams (sometimes called “eye refractions”) for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers some preventive and diagnostic eye exams:
- Yearly eye exam
- Glaucoma tests
- Macular degeneration
What does dental insurance cover?
The dental insurance plans we offer provide a large variety of services and procedures including but not limited to:
- Basic X-rays
What does vision insurance cover?
Most vision plans offer similar essential services:
- Eye exams
- Lenses and frames
Get dental insurance coverage (including vision benefit) starting at $11 per month!
(Starmount, Cleaning Plus Vision Plan 2.0, 2017)
Medicare - Dental Services: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/dental-services.html
Medicare - Eye Exams: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/eye-exams.html