On June 25, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, announced its selection of pediatric dental plans and rates.
The six selected companies are: Anthem Dental, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental of California, Health Net Dental, LIBERTY Dental Plan, and Premier Access Dental. The products include stand-alone plans, and all can be bundled with health insurance for a single premium.
Nine stand-alone plans are being offered by five issuers, while Health Net Dental is available only as part of a bundle.
Depending on where the child lives, three different product types are available: dental health maintenance organizations (DHMOs), dental preferred provider organizations (DPPOs), and dental exclusive provider organizations (DEPOs). Stand-alone plan premiums range from less than $10 per month for some DHMO plans to about $30 per month for some DPPO plans.