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2021 Optional Supplemental Dental Benefit

All of our plans include preventive dental coverage. For additional coverage, we offer optional supplemental dental plans. You must continue to pay your Part B premium and your Medicare Advantage plan premium. 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York offers two optional supplemental dental benefits to choose from: 

  • Basic Plan
  • Enhanced Plan

Either option gives you the freedom to choose your own dentist because there is no contracted dental provider network. With the basic plan, you pay $11 per month. With the enhanced plan, you pay $25 per month. Check out the details for each plan below.

How do you use this benefit?

With no dental network, you can see any dentist you choose. Schedule your dental appointment and pay the provider in full at the time of service. Then, submit a Medicare Advantage dental reimbursement form, itemized bill, and paid receipt to Blue Cross Blue Shield. You will receive a check for the cost of your covered services minus your coinsurance. You must submit your claim to us within 12 months of the date you received the service.

What are the eligibility requirements?

You must live in one of the following Western New York counties to be eligible for enrollment in one of our Medicare Advantage plans: 

  • Allegany
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Erie
  • Genesee
  • Niagara
  • Orleans 
  • Wyoming

Ready to enroll?

Add the optional supplemental dental benefit to your plan by enrolling in membership. You can enroll in an optional supplemental dental benefit during the Annual Election Period (October 15 - December 7) or during your initial coverage election period. For more details, view the 2021 Benefits at a Glance and optional supplemental benefits information.

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Content Last Updated: March 27, 2021