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2019 Optional Supplemental Dental Benefit

The optional supplemental dental benefit can be added to your plan. Our dental coverage is an optional supplemental benefit, which means it's not covered by Original Medicare or included in the benefit package of your plan. You must continue to pay your Part B premium and your Medicare Advantage plan premium. 

BlueShield of Northeastern New York offers two optional supplemental dental benefits:

  • Choose from our Basic or Enhanced dental plans. Either option gives you the freedom to choose your own dentist because there is no contracted dental provider network. With the basic plan, you pay $19 per month. With the enhanced plan, you pay $38 per month. Check out the details for each plan below.


What are the eligibility requirements?

You must live in one of the following counties to be eligible for enrollment in one of our Medicare Advantage plans: 

  • Albany
  • Columbia
  • Fulton
  • Greene
  • Montgomery
  • Rensselaer
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Warren
  • Washington


Ready to enroll?

Add the optional supplemental dental benefit to your plan by enrolling in membership. You can enroll in an optional supplemental dental benefit during the Annual Election Period (October 15 - December 7) or during your initial coverage election period. 


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Content Last Updated October 1, 2018