Dental

Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance: Do I need it?

When considering insurance beyond health insurance, many ask, “Is it worth it?” And when it comes to dental-only insurance, often the answer is no. Years of routine work and cleanings can pass, and dental-only plans can end up costing you more than you save. In turn, many people aren’t sure what step to take. They can choose to go without coverage and run the risk of paying out-of-pocket for an expensive operation or buy a dental plan and potentially lose money in the long run. What if you have another option—a way to get more out of your monthly premiums? One that includes more than just your teeth? Wouldn’t you rather have a plan that helps you update your eye prescription? Or have your hearing tested?

That’s why we offer this plan. It provides coverage for your dental, vision, and hearing at rates that are competitive with dental-only plans offered by most insurers.

What’s more? It’s cash-based, so there is no network to restrict your choices. You can go to any healthcare provider and get reimbursed according to your plan.

Here’s how this Limited Benefit Insurance Policy works:

  • Eligibility: Ages 18-75
  • Individual or Family*
  • Yearly Maximum Benefit: $1,000 or $1,500
  • Yearly Deductible: $100 per person
  • Coverage includes the majority of dental preventive services, routine eye care, glasses, routine hearing, and hearing aids
  • Renewable until age 80
PLAN BENEFITS
SERVICES PROVIDED COVERAGE (after deductible)
DENTAL COVERAGE
PREVENTIVE & BASIC SERVICES:
Semi-annual exams, cleanings and x-rays, x-rays (other than “full mouth”), fillings and extractions
Year 1: 60%
Year 2: 70%
Year 3 and after: 80%
*In OH, year 3 and thereafter is 70%
WAITING PERIOD NONE
MAJOR SERVICES:
Including bridges, crowns, full dentures or partials, full mouth extractions, and root canals
Year 1: 0%
Year 2: 70%
Year 3 and after: 80%
*In OH, year 3 and thereafter is 70%
WAITING PERIOD 12 Months
VISION COVERAGE
PREVENTIVE & BASIC SERVICES:
Basic eye exam or eye refraction, eye glasses or contact lenses
Year 1: 60%
Year 2: 70%
Year 3 and after: 80%
*In OH, year 3 and thereafter is 70%
WAITING PERIOD 6 Months: On eyeglasses and contact lenses
HEARING COVERAGE
PREVENTIVE & BASIC SERVICES:
Exam, hearing aid, and necessary repairs or supplies
Year 1: 60%
Year 2: 70%
Year 3 and after: 80%
*In OH, year 3 and thereafter is 70%
WAITING PERIOD 12 Months: New hearing aids and existing hearing aid repairs
PLAN PREMIUMS
MONTHLY PREMIUM ($1,000 YEAR MAXIMUM)
AGE INDIVIDUAL PREMIUMS FAMILY PREMIUMS
18-39 $25 $80
40-54 $27 $84
55-64 $29 $88
65-75 $31 $92
**Family rates include up to three children. Additional children incur an additional $18.75/child (the age 3-17 rate per person)
MONTHLY PREMIUM ($1,500 YEAR MAXIMUM)
AGE INDIVIDUAL PREMIUMS FAMILY PREMIUMS
18-39 $33 $105.58
40-54 $35 $109.58
55-64 $38 $115.58
65-75 $41 $121.58
**Family rates include up to three children. Additional children incur an additional $24.75/child (the age 3-17 rate per person)

Premiums are subject to change. Premium rates based on $1,000 or $1,500 Policy Year Maximum. Use the age of the oldest applicant. Benefit exclusions and limitations apply.

 

THIRTY*-DAY RIGHT TO RETURN – Please read Your policy. If you are not satisfied for any reason, return the policy to the Company’s Administrative Office or to Your Company sales Agent within 301 days after You receive it. As soon as You deliver or mail the policy to Us, it is treated as if it was never issued. We will (in LA, immediately) return your premium paid, less any claims paid. In OK only, If we do not return any premium or moneys paid within 30 days from the date of cancellation, We will pay interest on the proceeds.
1In AZ, ID, IL, LA, MD, MO, OK, OH, PA and VA the right to return is 10 days.
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS – The Policy and any attached Rider(s) do1 not cover Pre-Existing Conditions whether disclosed in the application or not, for the first 12 months (in NJ, 5 years) beginning on the date that person becomes an Insured on the Policy. IN MD, the Policy and any attached Rider(s), if any, do not cover Pre-Existing Conditions for the first 12 months beginning on the date that person becomes an insured on this Policy. In NC only, for any Insured over 65 years of age at the time the Policy is issued, Pre-Existing Conditions are only those conditions specifically eliminated by rider.
By Pre-Existing Conditions, We mean those conditions for which medical advice or treatment was received or recommended or that could be medically documented within the 12-months (in ID, OH and WY, 6 month) (in NJ, 5 year)period immediately preceding the Policy Effective Date. In MD, with respect to Pre-Existing Conditions disclosed in the application, this Pre-Existing Condition Limitation will not include a condition revealed on the application for coverage, unless the condition was excluded by a signed waiver rider attached to the policy. In NJ, congenital anomalies of a covered newborn child are not included in this definition of Pre-Existing Conditions. In PA, by Pre-Existing Conditions, We mean those conditions for which medical advice or treatment was received or recommended by a Physician within the 12-month period preceding the Policy Effective Date.
Except in ID, conditions specifically named or described as excluded in any part of the Policy are never covered.
1 any attached Rider(s) do does not apply.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS – We will NOT pay benefits for the following items and/or services during the first six (6) months following the Policy Effective Date: 1. Eyeglasses or contact lenses.
We will NOT pay benefits for the following items and/or services during the first Policy Year: 1. endodontics (including root canals), periodontal surgery, bridges, crowns, full dentures or partials, any work relating to replacement of natural teeth which were missing at the time coverage becomes effective, “full mouth” extractions, fluoride treatments, or outpatient dental surgery; or, 2. hearing aids, including repairs. In MD, fluoride treatments does not apply.
We will NOT pay benefits for: 1. any loss resulting from war, declared or undeclared (in OK, while serving in the military or an auxiliary unit attached to the military or working in an area of war whether voluntary or as required by an employer); 2. except in CA and IL, any intentionally self-inflicted Injury (in CA, any willful and intentional act by the Insured to purposefully cause harm or damage to him/herself); 3. except in MD, any loss to which a contributing cause was your commission of or attempt to commit a felony or your being engaged in an illegal occupation. In ID, any loss to which a contributing cause was your participation in a felony, riot or insurrection; 4. any services that are not recommended by a Physician; 5. except in MD, any Experimental or Investigational procedure or treatment; 6. orthodontic treatment or dental implants; 7. except in NM, any expenses incurred for the diagnosis or treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), unless benefits are otherwise required by your state; 8. expenses incurred for surgical procedures (other than Medically Necessary outpatient dental surgery following the first Policy Year) (in MD, other than outpatient dental surgery, prescribed by a Physician, following the first Policy Year) performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis (including any surgical procedure performed in the treatment of cataracts). (In CA, MT, TX, VA, and WY, the reference to medical necessity does not apply. In VA, biennial periodontal surgery is not excluded); 9. charges for radial keratotomy (RK), automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK), conductive keratoplasty (CK) or other cosmetic procedures (in CA, other cosmetic procedures does not apply); 10. impacted wisdom teeth; 11. occlusal guards; 12. prescription drugs; 13. treatment or diagnosis received while outside the territorial limits of the United States; 14. services for which you are not liable or for which no charge normally is made in the absence of insurance (In MD, other than benefits provided by Medicaid); and, 15. loss that occurs while this policy is not in force (in MD, subject to the Extension of Benefits Provision).
In MD only, prohibited health care practitioner referrals.
TERMINATION – All coverage under the Policy and any attached Rider(s) shall terminate when the Policy ceases to be in force. The Policy will end1 on the earlier of: a. when You fail to pay Premiums within Your Grace Period; or, b. except in IL, when You die; or, c. the Policy Anniversary Date You no longer meet the Renewal Condition as defined on the cover of the Policy. In IL, the date We receive a request in writing to terminate this Policy or on a later date that is requested by You for termination; or, d. the date You notify Us in writing to end the Policy.
In IL only, the end of the month You attain age 80; the date all Policies the same as this one are non-renewed or terminated in the state in which this Policy was issued or the state in which You presently reside. We will give You 90 days advance notice, as required by state law, of the termination of Your coverage; the date You move to a state where We do not provide insurance under a Policy with the same Policy design as this Policy, We reserve the right to terminate this coverage; or, the Insured performed an act or practice that constitutes fraud or made an intentional misrepresentation of material fact under the terms of the coverage.
Coverage for an Insured Dependent will end on the date such Insured ceases to be an Eligible Dependent Child or Eligible Spouse2, as defined in the Policy.
When such Insured’s insurance ends, We will: a. consider any claim that began before the insurance ended; and, b. allow a conversion policy for an Eligible Dependent Child or Eligible Spouse2, as set forth in the Conversion Privilege.
1 In IL, at 12:01 a.m. local time at Your state of residence.
2 In IL, Civil Union Partner; in CA and OR, Spouse or Domestic Partner; in MD, Eligible Covered Dependent, or Eligible Spouse/Domestic Partner; in NJ, Eligible Spouse, Eligible Domestic Partner, or Eligible Civil Union Partner.
This information is designed to give a brief description of the policies and optional benefits and does not constitute a contract.
Policy Form Numbers: C-DVH, C-DVH-ID, C-DVH-LA, C-DVH-OK, CDVH-TX;
F-DVH (including state variations)