Good news for kids under DeltaCare® USA plans: Delta Dental has increased the age limit for pediatric dental coverage through age 14, up from age 7. That means more kids can keep seeing the dentist they are most comfortable with for a longer period of time.
Children through the age of 14 are now covered for pediatric dental visits under all DeltaCare USA plans. This change allows groups to offer more competitive benefits to their members, which can increase employee satisfaction.
It’s important for children to get dental care early in life, and that care must continue during the development of their baby teeth and permanent teeth. Most kids lose their last baby tooth around the age of 12, so having continuity of care throughout a child’s development can make them feel comfortable at the dentist while maintaining that important relationship with a single provider.
Pediatric dental insurance covers dental work on baby teeth and permanent teeth. Under most pediatric dental plans, services typically fall into one of three categories:
This change in DeltaCare USA’s pediatric age requirement is a win for everyone. Let’s look at the advantages to you and your employees.
The age limit increase ensures a seamless and uninterrupted oral healthcare journey for children through age 14, meaning there’s much less to worry about for your employees who are parents. This includes the following:
Offering competitive benefits for employees and their dependents demonstrates an organizational commitment to family values and the long-term health and well-being of your teams. The advantages of this include:
Delta Dental is an industry leader specializing in comprehensive, innovative, and patient-centric plan administration tools. Our decision to increase the pediatric dental age limit in our DeltaCare USA plans through age 14 signifies our ongoing commitment to raising the overall industry standard of care. Partnering with us promises to enhance your ability to deliver exceptional care and support to the families in your organization.
By increasing the pediatric dental care age limit, we strive to make our plans even more appealing and easy to use for all members. Get in touch today to learn more and explore the many benefits of working with Delta Dental.