Our members’ overall health and wellness is at the heart of what we do at Delta Dental. That’s why we’re expanding SmileWay® Wellness Benefits (known as SmileWay Enhanced Benefits in Texas) to include 14 chronic conditions. Group clients can continue to show their commitment to better health for their employees with this expanded program that offers extra gum and teeth cleanings.
SmileWay Wellness Benefits not only help members stay healthy, they can help your clients avoid the costs of more serious dental procedures that can be required without additional preventive care. Offering expanded benefits for employees with chronic conditions is a great way for group clients to show their commitment to better health for all.
The health of teeth and gums is tied to overall wellness, and enrollees with certain chronic medical conditions may beneﬁt from additional teeth and gum cleanings. Regular dental maintenance and care can help prevent further health complications among people with chronic conditions.
That’s why SmileWay Wellness Benefits Delta Dental PPO™ plans have expanded to cover more conditions. Covered members and their dependents who have been diagnosed with any of the following 14 chronic conditions now qualify:
After they opt in to SmileWay Wellness Benefits, Delta Dental PPO enrollees with qualifying chronic conditions are eligible for the following coverage:
Opting in is simple, fast and free. For groups with this beneﬁt, enrollees who have been diagnosed with any of the qualifying chronic conditions can opt in online or by calling Customer Service.
This benefit is available as an add-on for all mid-size and large group plans with Delta Dental PPO.
Chronic diseases or risk factors can cost U.S. employers $36.4 billion a year because of employees missing days of work, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When employees keep up with regular cleanings, they can reduce the symptoms and complications of their chronic conditions.
Talk to your Delta Dental representative about adding Delta Dental’s SmileWay Wellness Beneﬁts to your group clients’ plans.