As a member of the TeamstersCare Vision and Dental 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 (during office hours)
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
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. You also 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 Member Service at 1-800-241-0803.
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 $2,000 lifetime maximum per person. This coverage is available for the member, spouse and dependents.