As an MSTS member of the TeamstersCare benefits plan, you and your dependents have two basic options when you need dental care:
Option 1: TeamstersCare Dental Offices
- Preventative care including dental exams, x-rays, fluoride treatment, cleaning and scaling
- Fillings, root canals for certain teeth and simple extractions
- Full or partial dentures, including denture repair and reline
- Mouth guards
- Second opinions
- Emergency care (office hours only)
There is no cost for preventative care visits. There is a $5 fee for filling visits and a $10 fee for denture, root canal and extraction visits.
Option #2: Dental Blue Freedom Network
Dental Blue Freedom gives you the flexibility to choose from three networks, Dental Blue PPO, Dental Blue, or the Dental Blue National network. You’ll receive the greatest discounts by selecting a Dental Blue PPO dentist. You may also choose a Dental Blue network dentist which includes 90% of the dentists in Massachusetts. And you have the option of using the Dental Blue National network which includes dentists throughout the United States. You may even select an out-of-network dentist, though your share of the costs will generally be higher.
To determine whether a particular dentist is in one of the Dental Blue Freedom networks, go to www.bcbsma.com or call BCBS’s Member Service at 1-800-241-0830.
Cost of Services
With the exception of preventative services, any dental treatment you receive from an in-network or out-of-network dentist is subject to a $50 per person/$100 per family calendar year deductible. There is also a calendar year maximum benefit of $2,500 per person. View the current Fee Allowance Schedule here.
Orthodontic services are covered at 50% of cost, up to a $1,500 lifetime maximum per person. This coverage is available for the member, spouse and dependents.