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Broker News | September 2017 | Vol. 12 No. 9
Broker News | September 2017 | Vol. 12 No. 9

Small Group Dental Update for 2018

In order to simplify our offerings, we will no longer offer some small group dental plans in 2018. In addition to low-enrollment plans, some plans with antiquated benefit designs and fee schedules will no longer be offered. This will allow for the development of more modern, innovative plans in the future.

The information below summarizes the plans that will no longer be offered in 2018.

Plans no longer offered in 2018 Region Replacement Plan
Prime Blue East Dental Blue Options
Scheduled Dental East Dental Blue Options
Member Options East Dental Blue Classic
Rochester Dental Blue Options

Details of transitioning into the replacement plan:

  • Impacted groups will receive a Discontinuance notice 90 days prior to their renewal date.
  • The Discontinuance notice will include a recommended replacement plan that most closely matches the benefits of the plan no longer offered.
  • Groups and members will automatically transition into the replacement plan on the group's renewal date.
  • Information about the specific package your group will be transitioned into is available. Please contact your dedicated Account Manager if you have not received this information.
  • If the group would like to elect a different plan they can choose from the promoted packages on Blue on Demand. Please work with your dedicated Account Manager to change the replacement plan.
  • An Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) and signed rate sheet will be required for any group not transitioning into the recommended replacement plan.

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