Gee, the day is starting out good. I emailed my DH’s dentist to find out much it would cost to pay cash for a cleaning and exam. The answer: $245 with 3 x-rays if needed. So back to dental insurance research.
Then I found these brand new VA-sponsored plans for veterans and dependents on Champa only.
Coverage begins January 1, 2014. Enrollment began November 15.
Press release: http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2495
Delta website: http://www.deltadentalvadip.org/
MetLife website: https://www.metlife.com/VADIP/index.html
In our zip code, Delta plans start at $9.73 mo. to $26.00 m. and Met Life’s plans are $21.80-$45.91.
If you have any thoughts about which plans give the most bang for your buck (considering your treatment plan and if your dentist participates) please share them with us at ASKNOD! (Why did it take so long for the VA to partner with companies to offer approved dental plans?)
Ed. note. Way cool, Kiedove. Thanks for the research. HCVets need to know about the deleterious effects of HCV as well as Interferon on their teeth. It’s Hell’s bells for many. I came out of my one year incarceration at the Seattle VAMC with 21 cavities and had not had one in the prior to that in 30 years. Here’s something else a reader spotted: