At a glance:
Certain UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans offer coverage for routine dental care, which is not covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).
The types of dental care that may be covered by a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan can include teeth cleanings, exams, X-rays and other services.
Whether or not your Medicare Advantage plan offers dental benefits depends on the type of plan you have. A licensed insurance agent can help you search for dentists in your area that accept UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans.
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The specific dental benefits and costs included in your plan will vary depending on which type of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan you have.
A Medicare HMO plan generally limits you to the plan network of health care providers, which may include dentists.
Non-emergency dental care received outside of the plan network will typically not be covered under the plan.
Where to search for a dentist: Start by looking in the network associated with your plan.
If you have a Medicare PPO or a Medicare POS plan that offers dental coverage, you may be able to visit a dentist outside the plan network. However, your out-of-pocket costs may be lower if you visit a dentist in your plan provider network.
Where to search for a dentist: First look for a dentist in your UnitedHealthcare plan network. If a dentist you prefer is outside of the network, check with your plan to see how much your services may cost.
Medicare PFFS plans that provide dental coverage typically do not have a defined network of dentists. Members are free to seek out care from any provider, as long as that provider accepts the terms and conditions of the plan.
Where to search for a dentist: Depending on your plan, you may be able to visit any dentist you wish. Before scheduling an appointment, find out if they accept the terms and conditions of your UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan.
You might consider contacting a licensed insurance agent today if any of the following apply to you:
A licensed insurance agent can help you determine which dentists in your area accept UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans, so that you can make an informed decision about your care.
To speak with a licensed agent and compare the UnitedHealthcare Medicare coverage options in your area, call us at TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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1 As of Dec. 31, 2018. UnitedHealth Group. Annual Report on Form 10-K for period ended Dec. 31, 2018. Retrieved from www.unitedhealthgroup.com/content/dam/UHG/PDF/investors/2018/UNH-Q4-2018-Form-10-K.pdf.
2 According to internal data from TZ Insurance Solutions in 2018.
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Last Updated: 05/20/2019