Dental Plans

  • FAQs - Frequently asked questions about dental plans.

The information above provides an overview of the dental benefits available to permanent County employees. Please take the time to read the information and visit the different provider websites. 

              Aetna HMO Dental (Group # 883524-001)‚Äč

Evidence of Coverage

Aetna Dental Providers (SLO County)

Aetna Providers - Dental Specialists

Contact Information:

1-877-238-6200 or www.aetna.com 

                                                                    2019/2020 Aetna Rates:

Plan/Coverage Type:

Monthly Premium:

Single

$31.88

Two Party

$52.72

Family

$77.88

 

                                      Delta PPO Dental (Group # 2999-0011)  

Evidence of Coverage

Contact Information:

1-800-765-6003  or www.deltadentalins.com

                          2019 Delta Rates:                                           2020 Delta Rates (5% reduction)                                                                                                     

Plan/Coverage Type

Monthly Premium:

Plan/Coverage Type

Monthly Premium

Single

$50.24

Single

$47.46

Two Party

$85.40

Two Party

$80.67

Family

$130.60

Family

$123.37

      

Maximize Your Savings with Delta DentalLearn How to Save the Most with a PPO Provider:

With nearly 80% of practicing dentists in Delta’s networks, there is a good chance you are already visiting a Delta Dental provider. To maximize your savings, it is important to be aware of the Delta network the dentist belongs to. Delta has three different networks of providers: PPO, Premier and Non-Delta dentists.

While you can visit any licensed dentist and still receive a benefit, you will save the most by visiting a Delta PPO or Premier dentist. Delta PPO and Premier dentists accept a pre-negotiated fee as payment instead of their usual fee. See below for an illustration of these savings which are outlined below.

Delta Dental PPO: Visit a dentist in this network to maximize your savings. In general, you should expect to save about 30% on contracted services which will help reduce any out of pocket costs you may experience. PPO dentists have pre-negotiated their fees with Delta and have agreed not to balance bill Delta patients.

Delta Dental Premier:  You will experience a smaller savings of 8-16% on contracted services by visiting a Premier dentist. Premier dentists have pre-negotiated their fees with Delta and have agreed not to balance bill Delta l patients.

Non-Delta Dental Dentists: While you will still receive a benefit from Delta while seeing an out-of-network dentist, these dentists do not have pre-negotiated rates with Delta. In addition, an out-of-network dentist may balance bill you the remainder of the bill Delta does not pay. 

Click here for an illustration of the tiers of Delta Providers and how that affects how much you will pay out of pocket for your dental services.