I need Dental, Hearing, and Vision Care. Can I get it through Medicare? Medicare provides limited dental, hearing, and vision care. It covers some surgeries but no routine care. Available policies have limited coverage. What Does Medicare Cover? Medicare will not pay for routine care but may pay for testing if you have a condition…
All plans must offer pediatric dental, but people can refuse pediatric dental. Some people may not realize that pediatric dental is covered and thus not use it.
All plans that offer coverage to children must offer pediatric dental, but not adult. If your plan doesn’t offer dental you can get it as a standalone plan during open enrollment.
Pediatric vision and dental have to be offered, but parents can decline. The mandate is only for major medical health coverage.
Children are required to be offered dental, but adults aren’t. Medical coverage doesn’t always extend to dental, this leaves major dental surgery uncovered for many.
The ACA doesn’t create new dental, it just extends existing dental plans (either as stand-alone or as part of a medical plan). So nothing changes in regard to how a dentist would handle billing and claims under the ACA.
If you are in a situation where child dental doesn’t have to be offered right away, you can buy a stand-alone dental plan yourself.
You can see the free-standing dental plan list from HealthCare.Gov here. Good on you for making sure you take the coverage millions will depend on.
Affordable Care Act Vision Coverage Vision insurance generally isn’t covered under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). However, pediatric eye care is a required benefit included on all plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage under the ACA. Even though adult vision coverage isn’t a required benefit of ObamaCare, “vision health” is still an important aspect of…
Affordable Care Act Dental Coverage Dental insurance, for the most part, isn’t covered under ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). However, children’s dental coverage is a required benefit included on all ACA compliant plans and cost assistance can be applied to any Marketplace plan that includes dental. Although dental isn’t a required benefit of the Affordable Care…