Have you delayed routine dental care? 

If you haven’t had a preventive dental check-up this year because of concerns about the coronavirus or difficulty scheduling an appointment, don’t worry—your dental plan incentive level will not be impacted. 

Under the Delta Dental plan design, diagnostic and preventive care—such as exams, cleanings, and x-rays—are 100% covered for those in the Regular or Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups. 

An incentive program applies to crowns and restorative services, including fillings, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. For those in the Deputy Sheriff employee benefit group, the incentive program also applies to diagnostic and preventive care.  

Normally, your benefit level increases each year until you reach the highest incentive level—as long as you see a dentist at least once per year. However, when you are ready to see your dentist next year, your incentive level will be the same as it is currently. 

In addition, dental offices have implemented new protocols, including additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to protect the health and safety of you and your family members.  

If you have questions about your dental benefits, please go to Dental and Vision Plans or contact the Benefits Team at 206-684-1556 or KC Benefits.