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New Dental Products Effective January 1, 2021

Audience: Participating Dental Care Providers

We would like to make you aware of three new dental products effective January 1, 2021. These new products are dental-only plans that have no ties to a member’s medical plan. These standalone dental plans are different from embedded dental plans, which provide some dental benefits within the member’s medical plan.

Product Information

  • Blue Select Family Dental: Class I (100%), Class II (50% coinsurance with $50 individual/$150 family deductible), Annual max is $750
  • Blue Select Premier Dental: Class I (100%), Class II (80% coinsurance with $50 individual/$150 family deductible), Annual max is $1,250
  • Blue Select Children’s Dental

Enrollment is underway; you will see members on these plans starting January 1, 2021. It is important to note that these products are offered both on-exchange via the New York State of Health (NYSOH) and off-exchange for direct purchase through Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The plan designs are the same regardless of where the member purchases their dental plan. As an Excellus BCBS contracted dental provider, these are new products available to your patients and should be accepted the same as our traditional products.

Members enrolling in these plans will receive a member card identifying the dental plan. It is important to check your patient’s member card and verify benefits and eligibility at each visit.

If you should have questions about the member’s new plan benefits and eligibility for these products, please contact Dental Customer Care at 1-800-724-1675.

Thank you for your continued participation, and for the quality care and service that you provide to our valued members.

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Excellus

Benefits & Eligibility

Dental