Human Resources Benefits Unit 500

Dental Benefits for Employees

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Dental coverage is an important part of your benefits package and regular dental care is key to your overall health. The County is pleased to offer Delta Dental Premier as your dental plan option.

Delta Dental Premier is the country’s largest dentist network, with more than four out of five of the nation’s dentists participating. Participating dentists have agreed to accept pre-negotiated fees for dental procedures, and are prohibited from billing a patient above the predetermined amount (balance billing). This arrangement results in protection and savings for patients.

Note: Dentistry has changed in recent years and continues to change on a regular basis. Much of this change is due to new materials, new technology, and new scientific discoveries, as well as changes in the way dentists run their practices. It’s the dentist’s responsibility to inform the patient about all of the reasonable and appropriate services that are available, regardless of the patient’s dental coverage. It’s the patient’s responsibility to ask the right questions about these options and treatment.

Smiling mouth at dentistAlways request a pre-treatment estimate from your dentist. Provide this predetermination of benefits to Delta Dental before having major dental work done. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Do not agree to any treatment unless you fully understand what condition is being treated, why it is being treated, and the costs of that treatment. 

    Group Number and Customer Service

    Delta Dental Premier Group #: 3126-0224

    To learn more about Delta Dental, visit www.DeltaDentalIns.com or call (800) 765-6003

    Delta Dental Premium Rates

    Delta Dental Plan Options

    Premium Rates for Delta Dental Premier

    Payroll premium deductions for eligible full-time employees’ dental coverage vary based on bargaining unit, as noted in the table below. The County contribution for dental coverage provided to eligible part-time employees is prorated.

    Rates for each formula and the bargaining units it applies to are listed below. 

    Bargaining Unit: ESC (Ends 9/12/16 - Pending Board Approval)

    Bi-Weekly Employee Contribution Bi-Weekly County Contribution Total Bi-Weekly Premium Rates
    $12.00 $50.56 $62.56

    Bargaining Unit: ESC (Begins 9/13/16 - Pending Board Approval)

    Semi-Monthly Employee Contribution Semi-Monthly County Contribution Total Semi-Monthly Premium Rates
    $13.04 $56.68 $69.72

    Bargaining Unit: WCE

    Semi-Monthly Employee ContributionSemi-Monthly County ContributionTotal Semi-Monthly Premium Rates
    $25.00 $44.72 $69.72

    Bargaining Units: All (Except ESC and WCE)

    Semi-Monthly Employee ContributionSemi-Monthly County ContributionTotal Semi-Monthly Premium Rates
    $14.13$55.59$69.72

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    Delta Dental Premier Benefit Highlights

    Bargaining Unit: ESC (Ends 9/30/2016 - Pending Board Approval)

    Dental Services Benefit
    Delta Premier Group #3126-0124
    Diagnostic & Preventive Plan pays 80% of allowable charges; an extra annual dental exam and
    cleaning is included during pregnancy
    Basic Dental Services Plan pays 80% of allowable charges
    Crowns, & Cast Restoration Plan pays 80% of allowable charges
    Prosthodontics Plan pays 80% of allowable charges; coverage for implants is included
    under the plan
    Orthodontics Plan pays 50% of allowable charges; up to a lifetime maximum of $3,000 per member
    Deductible $0
    Calendar Year Maximum Dental Benefit $3,000 per person per calendar year

    Bargain Units: All (ESC effective 10/01/2016 - Pending Board Approval)

    Dental Services Benefit
    Delta Premier Group #3126-0224
    Diagnostic & Preventive Plan pays 80% of allowable charges; an extra annual dental exam and
    cleaning is included during pregnancy
    Basic Dental Services Plan pays 80% of allowable charges
    Crowns, & Cast Restoration Plan pays 80% of allowable charges
    Prosthodontics Plan pays 80% of allowable charges; coverage for implants is included
    under the plan
    Orthodontics Plan pays 50% of allowable charges; up to a lifetime maximum of $6,000 per member
    Deductible $0
    Calendar Year Maximum Dental Benefit $3,000 per person per calendar year

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    Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form (EOC)

    Member Benefits and Tools

    Where's my ID card?

    If you’ve been looking for your dental plan ID card, we have good news for you: You don’t need one!

    When you visit the dentist, simply tell the dental office staff that you are covered by Delta Dental. You will need to provide the following information:

    • Your name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your social security number (or enrollee ID number)

    If you are covered through your employer, you may also be asked the name of your company. Family members covered under your plan will be required to provide your details.

    WANT AN ID CARD ANYWAY?
    Computer
    Go to deltadentalins.com, and log in to Online Services. (Click Register to sign up if you haven’t already.) Click on My ID card in the left column. A new window with your ID card should pop up, which you can print out for your records. (If nothing happens, check whether your browser is blocking pop-ups.)

    Smartphone
    Go to deltadentalins.com, log in to your account and select My ID card from the main menu. You can pull up this electronic ID card at your dental office.

    Helpful Documents

    Find a Network Dentist

    8 Ways to Elevate Your Smile - Getting the most from your Delta Dental Premier Plan

    Orthodontic Benefits: Get Your Facts Straight

    Pre-Treatment Estimate: Plan for your healthy smile

    Keep Your Smile Connected - 3 Ways to stay on top of your dental benefits

    Go Paperless - Check your claims online

    The SmileWay Challenge: 6 Easy Steps

    Contact Information

    Benefits Unit

    Human Resources Department

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    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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    Address
    575 Administration Drive
    Room 116 B
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.465237, -122.725363

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