www.MyUHCDental.com is the official website of UnitedHealthcareDental in which many online tools and information related to the benefits of the dental plan is given. These dental plans include Americhoice, DBP of California, PPO 50, Evergreen, EverCare and many others. Through their official website, one can also check plan information and verify eligibility, review benefit plan coverage and can also make request of ID card. Get more information about how to access website, get plan info, claim info, dental education and other dental related things through this article.
With Plan information option, customer can verify eligibility, review benefit plan coverage, request ID card, and treatment cost calculator. Customer can use all the above services after login in their account, if they do not have the account then it is mandatory to them to create an account with UnitedHealthcareDental. Different types of plans like Indemnity, PPO, DHMO, COB, Ortho Benefits and Consumer MaxMultiplier, In-Network Only (INO) Coinsurance & Copayment Plans are offered by UnitedHealthcareDental.
Indemnity plan includes features like freedom to see the dentist of your choice; no referral required for specialty care; prompt, reliable claims reimbursement and affordable preventive service coverage. In this plan, customers are free to move to any new dentist. The benefits of customers are based on reasonable and customary charge which is determined by comparing similar dental services and their related expenses within the same geographic area.
PPO Plan consists of extensive network of qualified dentists; substantial cost savings when visiting a network dentist; no claim forms to submit for in-network coverage; flexibility to see a dentist outside the network and affordable preventive service coverage. Before they are allowed to join the network, their dentists go through a strict credentialing process. In this process, verification of dentist education, licensure and liability claims history is to be done. Every two years, Network dentists are recredentialed to ensure that the highest quality dentists participating or not.
In DHMO plan, dentists go through a strict credentialing process before they are allowed to join the network. DHMO plan includes: extensive network of qualified dentists; significant discounts off regular dental charges; out-of-pocket expenses are known up front; no claim forms to submit and no maximums or deductibles. One can select a primary care dentist from their broad network of general dentists, if he/she adopts the DHMO Plan.
INO stands for In-Network Only Plan which includes extensive network of qualified dentists; no claim forms to submit for in-network coverage; plans that are set up as either coinsurance (plan pays) or fixed copayments (member pays). In this plan, customers can plan an appointment with a participating network dentist of their choice. Customer can call any time if they have dental emergencies. Participating dentists are required to see you within a 24-hour period if they have Pain, Bleeding, Swelling, Fractured teeth or bones, Lost or fractured crown, bridge or filling, Facial trauma, etc.
Advantages of using in-network dentists:
- Broad network of dentists and specialists to choose from
- Visit any specialist without a referral
- Network dentists must meet strict credentialing criteria
- Lower out-of-pocket costs because participating dentists accept the plan’s negotiated amount as payment in full so there are no additional charges
- No need to pre-select a dentist
- No claim forms to file
Under claim option, claims search, a claims summary and details on submitted claims including date of service, procedure code, and description of services, tooth number, patient responsibility, amount paid and more are provided. To charge claim, customers have to download a claim form, which is given in PDF format. If any non-registered user wants to search dentists, then Locator will help you find general dentists and specialists. For that, you have to click on any one plan that opens Dentist Locator. Fill the form by entering information like Type of Dentist, city name, state name, zip code, etc.
In Dental Education, users can get dental information on a variety of topics including Dental Care on the Run, Healthy Snacks for Healthy Smiles, Oral and Overall Health, Pregnancy and Oral Health, Seniors and Oral Health, Oral Cancer Screening, etc. It also provides Tips and Trivia which includes information on proper brushing and flossing techniques and little-known facts about the dental industry. Dental Market Information helps them to anticipate trends, make informed business decisions, and better serve their customers.