HCTC PLANS AND RATES
Dental and Vision Benefit information for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper Plans
Network Access Information
With Blue Dental PPO Plus, members can choose any licensed dentist anywhere . However, they'll save the most money when they choose a dentist who is a member of the Blue Dental PPO network.
Blue Dental PPO Network
Blue Dental members have unmatched access to PPO dentists through the Blue Dental PPO network, which offers more than 260,000 dentist locations nationwide. PPO dentists agree to accept our approved amount as full payment for covered services - members pay only their applicable coinsurance and deductible amounts. Members also receive discounts on noncovered services when they use PPO dentists (in states where permitted by law). To find a PPO dentist near you, please visit mibluedentist.com or call 1-888-826-8152.
1 Blue Dental uses the Dental Network of America (DNoA) Preferred Network for its dental plans.
2 A dentist location is any place a member can see a dentist to receive high-quality dental care. For example, one dentist practicing in two offices would be two dentist locations.
Blue Par SelectSM Arrangement
Most non-PPO dentists accept our Blue Par Select arrangement, which means they participate with the Blues on a "per claim" basis. Members should ask their dentists if they participate with BCBS before every treatment. Blue Par Select dentists accept our approved amount as full payment for covered services - members pay only applicable coinsurance and deductibles . To find a dentist who may participate with BCBS, please visit mibluedentist.com.
Note: Members who go to nonparticipating dentists are responsible for any difference between our approved amount and the dentist's charge.
Like most group benefit programs, benefit programs offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and its affiliates contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, waiting periods, and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield or the Benistar Retiree Service Center for costs and complete details. 1-800-236-4782
Vision Benefit Information
Blue Vision benefits are provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP), the largest provider of vision care in the nation. VSP is an independent company providing vision benefit services for Blues members. To find a VSP doctor, call 1-800-877-7195 or log on to the VSP Web site at vsp.com.
Note: Members may choose between prescription glasses (lenses and frame) or contact lenses, but not both.
Sunset of the Health Coverage Tax Credit
To date, the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) has not been extended and funding continues to not be
available. If Congress fails to extend the HCTC program before December 1, 2021, the program will shutdown for a minimum of 1-2 months into 2022 or until reauthorization is passed. If you wish to remain in the Airline (VBTAR) VEBA insurance plans be prepared to pay 100% of the plan premium for each month the HCTC program is not in operation. If Congress extends the HCTC Program after the open enrollment period, there will be a special open enrollment period available at a later date.
The Monthly (AMP) program will not begin until the IRS/HCTC announces they will be accepting the 27.5%
payments again. Until that time, you will make a 100% payment to Benistar directly and will take the 72.5% cost you paid for the months paying 100% off of your income tax next year.