If you've been looking for your dental plan ID card, we have good news for you: You don't need one!
When you visit the dentist, simply tell the dental office staff that you are covered by Delta Dental. You will need to provide the following information:
Your date of birth
Your social security number (or enrollee ID number)
If you are covered through your employer, you may also be asked the name of your company. Family members covered under your plan will be required to provide your details.
WANT AN ID CARD ANYWAY?
Go to deltadentalins.com and log in to Online Services. (Click Register to sign up if you haven't already.) Click on My ID card in the left column. A new window with your ID card should pop up, which you can print out for your records. (If nothing happens, check whether your browser is blocking pop-ups.)
Go to deltadentalins.com, log in to your account and select My ID card from the main
menu. You can pull up this electronic ID card at your dental office.
Delta Dental gives you one more reason to smile! Access to the list of more than 5,500 Delta Dental participating providers in Pennsylvania is right at your fingertips. Visit Delta's website to access Delta's National Dentist Directory as well as information on Delta's products and services. Find a dentist conveniently located near you in a matter of seconds with user-friendly queries. You can be sure to get the most value from your Delta dental program when you go to a Delta participating dentist. Just click on the Delta logo above to access the Delta Dental website.
What are the advantages of using a participating dentist?
One of Delta's benefits to you is freedom of choice of dentists. You can select any dentist you want. However, your dental program's real advantage is Delta's large network of participating dentists. These dentists stretch your benefit by accepting Delta's Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) calculations as payment in full, with the exception of co-pays and deductibles. Using a Delta participating dentist can limit your out-of-pocket costs.
Delta participating dentists also make the dental program more hassle-free for you. They bill Delta and are paid directly. Rather than requiring "up-front" payment from you at the time of treatment, participating dentists await payment from Delta, with the exception of co-payments and deductibles.
There are even quality considerations. Participating dentists agree to cooperate with Delta's quality assessment activities.
Predetermination & How It works:
Delta offers a service called Predetermination to let you know in advance what services are covered and how much your plan will pay. We advise you to take advantage of this service if your dentist recommends extensive treatment such as crowns, bridges, dentures or any treatment expected to exceed $300.00. It's easy to use.
Prior to treatment, have your dentist submit the claim listing the procedures recommended but omitting the dates of service (because the treatment has not yet begun). Delta will review the claim and return a predetermination voucher to both you and your dentist identifying the covered benefits, Delta's portion of the charges and your portion. If you choose not to have the treatment done, please advise Delta so that these funds are available for any dental treatments for you. With predetermination, both you and your dentist know how much of the proposed treatment will be paid by Delta and how much is your responsibility. This understanding can make it easier to plan an appropriate course of treatment.
Delta Dental Plans Association's purpose is to promote an increase in the availability of dental care to the public by encouraging the expansion of dental benefit programs administered through member plans and by providing the means for such service corporations to cooperate in providing multi-state and national group dental coverage.