Your Medicare supplemental dental insurance options
The health of your teeth, gums and mouth is vital to living a healthy life. To make sure your smile is protected, it’s a good idea to know whether your Medicare plan covers dental care. And if dental care isn’t covered, knowing your options can make a big difference.
Does Medicare pay for dental?
- All of our
Minnesota Medicare Advantage planshave built-in benefits
- All of our
Wisconsin Medicare Advantage planshave built-in benefits
- Most of our
North Dakota Medicare Cost planshave built-in benefits
- Most of our
South Dakota Medicare Cost planshave built-in benefits
If the HealthPartners plan you’re interested in doesn’t have built-in dental benefits, or if you want more benefits, you have options. Adding supplemental comprehensive dental coverage to your Medicare plan can bring you more peace of mind when visiting your dentist.
Medicare supplemental comprehensive dental coverage for 2024
When you add supplemental dental coverage to your eligible HealthPartners Medicare plan:
- You’ll get 100% coverage for most in-network preventive and diagnostic care.
- After a $50 deductible, you’ll get 50% coverage (up to an annual maximum) for other in-network dental care, including sealants, fillings, periodontics, oral surgery, dentures and more.
- All your Medicare dental coverage will be in one plan, making things easier to keep track of.
- There aren’t any waiting periods after enrollment – your dental benefits start at the same time as all your other benefits.
How to enroll in supplemental dental coverage
You’ll have the option to add supplemental dental coverage for an additional monthly premium when you enroll in an eligible HealthPartners Medicare plan. Eligible plans include:
If the HealthPartners Medicare plan you’re interested in isn’t eligible for supplemental dental coverage, don’t worry – we also offer separate
When to enroll in supplemental Medicare dental benefits
Supplemental dental coverage is a Medicare plan add-on. That means you can only sign up for it during a Medicare enrollment period.
First, you’ll need to sign up for one of our Medicare plans that offers supplemental dental coverage (alongside, of course, the medical perks and benefits you’re looking for). Then, you can add optional dental coverage during the enrollment process. Medicare enrollment periods include:
Initial Enrollment Period(IEP) when you turn 65
Annual Enrollment Period(AEP) every year from October 15 through December 7, when you can switch Medicare plans
- Certain other enrollment periods if you sign up for Medicare after you turn 65, have a Medicare Advantage plan or have a special circumstance
If you signed up for one of our Medicare Advantage plans that offers supplemental dental coverage but didn’t add it when you first enrolled, you can still add it during AEP or the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (January 1 through March 31).
Last updated November 2023
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