Church Pension Group | Dental Benefits

Dental Benefits

Good dental health is crucial for your overall health. Medicare-eligible retirees and their eligible spouses and dependents may choose from three dental plans, all of which stress preventive care and early intervention.

Dental benefits are not included in Medicare or our Group Medicare Advantage plan and must be purchased separately.

The plans include:

All three plans offer preventive care and three checkups annually with no cost to you when you use network providers. Out-of-network providers may bill you for the amount not covered by the plan.

If you are under age 65, you and your dependents may choose to enroll in a dental plan through your former employer. Contact your former employer's group benefits administrator to determine which plans, if any, are available to you.

For detailed plan descriptions, download the Cigna Dental Handbook.

Cigna Dental Modernization

The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) has reviewed and modernized its Cigna dental plan offering to ensure that members have high quality and comprehensive dental benefits.

Effective January 1, 2022, the Medical Trust’s Cigna Dental plans will include coverage for Exparel, a long-lasting, non-opioid pain management medication for patients having oral surgery. Unlike systemic medications, Exparel works directly at the surgical site to numb nerves that cause pain; it is not a narcotic, and it is not addictive.

In addition, the Medical Trust is reclassifying osseous surgery, currently considered a Major Restorative Service, as a Basic Restorative Service for all its Cigna Dental plan offerings. This means that the Medical Trust’s Cigna Dental plans will reimburse these services at a higher rate starting in 2022.

Cigna Website

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