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Don’t Forget Your Dental Blue with BCBSNC

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Though the 2018 Health Insurance and Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Periods are now behind us, many people forget they can still shop for dental insurance.  Dental Insurance is not subject to any designated enrollment period like Medicare and Health Insurance plans.  The BCBSNC Dental Blue plans can be applied for anytime throughout the year.  The only deadlines to consider are the application effective date deadlines.  Blue Cross of NC requires applicants to apply for the Dental Blue coverage by the 15th of the month in order to qualify for an effective date of the 1st of the following month.  Aside from this regulation, shoppers should also consider the waiting periods for certain covered services.  Generate a quote to learn more about the coverages and waiting periods.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC also made a few notable changes to the Dental Blue plan in 2018.  First, seniors are now eligible for the same coverage as customers under the age of 65.  This means Dental Blue members that are over age 65 no longer have a co-payment for preventive care visits.  The preventive care visits are now covered at 100% just as they have always been for the under 65 Dental Blue members.  Please generate a quote and see the brochure for more details on the preventive care coverage.  Next, the coinsurance percentages have changed for Basic services.  These services are now covered at a higher percentage than in years past.

Studies have also shown that oral health may be related to numerous other health conditions and diseases.  This is another good reason to make sure you don’t neglect the need for regular routine dental care.  The Mayo Clinic explains more about which conditions and diseases have been linked to oral health and dental hygiene.

Dental Blue – Enroll a Dental plan for 2017!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

bigstockphoto_smiling_faces_53265Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and practicing preventive health maintenance includes paying attention to oral health.  Having a dental plan that covers your preventive care dental visits and also provides coverage for other basic and major dental services is a smart way to protect your health and the health of your family.  Unlike medical plans which are subject to an Annual Open Enrollment period, you can enroll in a Dental Blue insurance plan at any time during the year.

Now that you’ve gotten your health insurance in place for 2017, consider enrolling a dental insurance plan.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina offers dental coverage for individuals under 65 as well as Senior plans.  Seeing your dentist on a regular basis does more for your health than give you a pretty smile.  In fact, regular dental check-ups can tell your dentist a lot about your overall health and whether or not you may be developing certain health conditions.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum disease and certain health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.  Research suggests that oral health very often mirrors the condition of your body’s overall health and many other diseases like leukemia and diabetes actually show symptoms in the mouth, such as swollen gums, ulcers, and dry mouth.  Seeing your dentist on a regular basis allows your dentist to monitor changes and developments that could alert them to more serious health issues.

For more information on North Carolina insurance coverage, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.

Let BCBSNC Help you Make the Move to Medicare

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Retired couple at home with dogIf you are turning 65, you are facing a big transition when it comes to your health insurance.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and NC Health Plans can help by offering you important information on Medicare Supplements, Senior Dental plans and other supplemental health policies that can fill in the gaps left by Original Medicare Parts A & B.  Medicare may sound simple, but there’s a wealth of information you need to know in order to make the best decision for your health care needs.  Having a licensed Blue Cross Blue Shield agent on your side can aid in making the move to Medicare a much more seamless process and enlisting the help of an agent comes at no cost to you.

Although your Initial Enrollment Period for Medicare will not begin until 3 months prior to your 65th birthday month, you should begin your research as early as six months out.  Knowing what is and is not covered by Original Medicare may surprise you and it’s important to be informed.  In addition, you can begin getting an idea of what types of Medicare Supplement plans are available to you and what steps you need to take to enroll.  Keep in mind, you can enroll in a BCBSNC Medicare Supplement 3 months prior to your birthday month and we recommend submitting an application well in advance of the effective date you need.  That way, you will eliminate any risk of having a gap in coverage. (more…)

Smile for Summer – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Dental Coverage

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

young happy family

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh

There’s almost nothing sweeter than a beautiful smile, but almost nothing worse than teeth or gums that are causing you pain or discomfort.  That is where Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and Dental Blue can help.  Having a dental plan that provides for routine oral exams, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and X-rays is an important part of oral maintenance and preventive care.  With a large network of dental providers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a trusted name when it comes to both health and dental insurance.

Although without a Qualifying Life Event you may not be able to obtain health insurance outside of Open Enrollment, under the laws of the ACA you can get dental coverage.  Because dental insurance is not subject to the guidelines of Special Enrollment and Qualifying Life Events, you can enroll in a Dental Blue plan at any time during the year.

Dental Blue for Individuals allows you to visit any licensed dentist you choose within the network, provides for two annual cleanings at no additional cost, has no waiting period for preventive care and includes coverage for fillings, gum treatments, extractions, crowns, bridges and more.  With preventive services covered at 100%, there is no reason to let your smile slide.

Although routine oral care may not seem imperative to your health, medical experts have linked periodontal (gum) disease to stroke, heart disease, diabetes, pre-term or low-birth weight babies and other health issues.  Furthermore, nearly 75 percent of American adults have some form of periodontal disease.  With proper daily dental care, however, having regular dental checkups can help detect, prevent and treat gum disease and related disorders.

This summer, give yourself something to smile about!  Get Dental Blue for individuals and make oral health a part of your regular preventive care maintenance.

For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina health insurance coverage, the Marketplace and healthcare gov  to apply for your subsidy, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.  Let us help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama care.

 

 

Add Dental Insurance for as little as $39 a month which equals $1.30 per day!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

bigstockphoto_unpleasant_procedure_4955112Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina offers Dental Blue for individuals and families to optimize your health.

  • Visit any licensed dentist you choose within the network
  • No additional cost to you for two annual cleanings, diagnostic or preventive services
  • No waiting period for preventive care
  • Coverage for fillings, gum treatments, extractions, crowns and more

 

Protect your overall health

Medical experts have linked periodontal (gum) disease to stroke, heart disease, diabetes, pre-term or low-birth weight babies and other health issues. Nearly 75 percent of American adults have some form of periodontal disease, but with proper daily dental care, regular dental checkups can help detect, prevent and treat gum disease and related disorders. Choose Dental Blue for Individuals and you can take a big step toward protecting your overall health. Click here to get your Dental Blue quote.

Coverage you can smile about

With Dental Blue for Individuals, you’re covered for a broad range of dental services, including routine fillings and extractions, plus major services like crowns, bridges and dentures. Coverage also includes preventive care. That means you can get checkups and cleanings twice per benefit period, and that translates into good oral health. And there are no waiting periods for cleanings, routine oral exams and other diagnostic and preventive services.

For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our professional agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). It would be our pleasure to help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of Obama care. Call us for details.

 

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield DENTAL BLUE FOR SENIORS

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA

IS NOW OFFERING THEIR NEW DENTAL BLUE FOR SENIORS BEGINNING JANUARY 1ST, 2013.    You only have a  Deductible of $75.00 and you only pay $25.00 copay per visit for preventative services.  Basic Service: 40% Major Service: 50%.   Click here to get your quote and Apply on Line for our new products.

For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our professional agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). You may qualify for a 15% healthy lifestyle discount if you are in excellent health. Call us for details.

For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our professional agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). You may qualify for a 15% healthy lifestyle discount if you are in excellent health. Call us for details.

High-Tech Dental X-ray Bus Improves Access to Quality Dental Care for North Carolinians

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Availability of state-of-the-art X-ray equipment helped make it possible for 28% more North Carolinians to receive what amounted to an additional $1 million in quality dental care during free clinics held across the state last year. The purchase of the dental X-ray bus was supported by a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation and delivers diagnostic technology to North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) dental clinics across the state. In 2009, the NCMOM clinics treated 5,267 patients and with the help of the dental X-ray bus, that number increased to 6,753 in 2010. Those patients received $3.1 million in donated care, up from $2.1 million in 2009. The bus will be on (more…)

DENTAL HEALTH FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Keeping kids’ teeth healthy requires more than just daily brushing. During a routine well-child exam, you may be surprised to find the doctor examining your child’s teeth and asking you about your water supply. That’s because fluoride, a substance that’s found naturally in water, plays an important role in healthy tooth development and cavity prevention. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina offers Dental Blue insurance coverage that pays 100% of preventive care , routine oral exams and cleanng.   Dental Blue also includes coverage for basic and major services as well.

Even tiny tots need regular checkups, just like mom and dad. The American Dental Association recommends kids start getting checkups at about age 1, or when their first tooth appears.

Yet even before then it’s important to care for your child’s teeth and gums. Though they’ll eventually lose them, baby teeth help a child speak and chew well, and also create a path for the permanent teeth that follow

For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina  please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our qualified agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). You may qualify for a 15% healthy lifestyle discount if you are in excellent health. Call us for details.

DENTAL BLUE

Monday, June 21st, 2010

With Dental Blue, members do not pay a deductible for check-ups or diagnostic and preventive services.  Check-ups and cleanings are covered twice per benefit period. Plus, members can visit any licensed dentist they choose. There are no “in-network” restrictions.  Members pay a $75 annual deductible for both basic services like routine fillings and extractions, and major services including crowns, bridges and dentures.  

 

Applicants can choose Dental Blue coverage for themselves, their children or the entire family. There are three convenient payment options: monthly bank draft, semiannual payment or annual payment. (more…)

Popular Health Plans

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Blue Advantage health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is our most popular individual health plan in NC.  This is a traditional PPO plan with doctor office co-payments as low as $15 for your primary care physician and as low as $30 for a specialist.  BCBSNC allows you to build your own plan, selecting deductibles ranging from $250.00 up to $5000.00 with co-insurance starting at 50% up to 100%.  Blue Advantage Plans also allow an add on option of Dental Blue and/or maternity coverage as well.   (more…)

Dental Insurance

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Apply for Dental Blue® Coverage Now!

1. When does my Dental Blue® coverage begin?

A: If your application is received on or before the 20th of the month, your coverage will be effective on the first day of the next month. If your application is received after the 20th, coverage will take effect on the first day of the following month. For example, coverage for an application received May 19th will begin on June 1st. Coverage for an application received May 21st will begin July 1st. (more…)

Dental Health

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Dental Health effects more than just your teeth.  Keeping those teeth pearly white and your smile bright has many more benefits that go beyond aesthetics.

According to the BCBSNC Dental Blue website, proper dental health is essential for Diabetics, Pregnancy, Respiratory and Cardiac Health:

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