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Smile for Health® – Wellness

Improved Dental Insurance Coverage for Eligible Members

Smile for Health® - Wellness is a unique program designed specifically for members with the following health conditions or issues:

Smile for Health Wellness - Conditions

These conditions have been linked to gum disease, a common condition where the bacteria in plaque cause inflammation in the mouth. While inflammation can be a normal process to help keep the body healthy, the constant inflammation that can occur with severe gum disease may make it more difficult for your body to fight other outside threats, like stress or infection.1

Professional dental care is necessary to treat and stop the progression of gum disease. Smile for Health® – Wellness can make it more affordable to receive the proper gum disease care, which in turn may help you see improvements in your overall health.2

To find out if your plan includes Smile for Health® – Wellness and take advantage of the program, follow these steps:

 

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

Smile for Health® - Wellness is an add-on benefit, which means that your employer can choose whether or not to offer it as part of your United Concordia plan. If your plan includes this benefit, you should have received information about it in your United Concordia enrollment package.

You can also check your coverage online with My Dental Benefits – only members with plans including Smile for Health® - Wellness will have access to complete the online registration process. For questions about your coverage, contact customer service.

If your plan does come with Smile for Health – Wellness, you can activate these benefits if you have one of the following:

 

Step 2: Register Online to Activate Enhanced Coverage

You must report your condition to activate this enhanced coverage:

  1. Create your My Dental Benefits account (or log in to your existing account).
  2. Click the Wellness tab at the top menu.
  3. Click + Add a new condition and complete the fields as prompted.
  4. The status of your condition will show as ACTIVE to confirm your activation.

If you don’t already have a My Dental Benefits account, you can create one using the Member ID number listed on your United Concordia card. If you don’t have this information or need help registering, contact customer service and a representative can help you through the process.

 

Step 3: Take Advantage of Your Coverage

After you register, inform your dentist that you have Smile for Health® – Wellness coverage through United Concordia. Your dentist can tell you whether or not you have gum disease, and recommend what (if any) additional procedures you may need to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.

Sources:
1. Inflammation and Bone Loss in Periodontal Disease; Journal of Periodontology; 2008
2. Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 2014

Disclaimer: PPO Dental plans are administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc., and underwritten by United Concordia Life and Health Insurance Company and United Concordia Insurance Company. For information about which companies are licensed in your state, visit the “Disclaimers” link at www.unitedconcordia.com. Administrative and claims offices located at 4401 Deer Path Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (1-800-332-0366). This policy has exclusions, limitations, reduction of benefits, and terms under which the policy may be continued in for or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, call your insurance agent or the company.