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Supplemental Dental, Vision and Hearing

An optional plan from BCNSM Advantage

Worried about how you'll pay for expensive dental work with Medicare? Wondering whether hearing aids are covered by your plan?

Original Medicare doesn't cover preventive dental, vision or hearing. That means you pay out of pocket when you see the dentist or eye doctor, or when you get a routine hearing test. Your expenses can really add up.

Most of our Medicare Advantage plans cover dental and vision checkups. But a lot of them don't cover dental work, glasses or hearing aids.

If you have a BCN Advantage HMO-POS or HMO plan, you have the option to pay a little extra each month for a dental, vision and hearing plan that covers some of those costs.

You can add this feature to all BCN Advantage plans:

HMO ConnectedCare HMO MyChoice Wellness
HMO-POS Basic HMO-POS Elements
HMO-POS Classic HMO-POS Prestige

What it covers

Dental
  • Fillings, root canals, simple tooth extractions, crowns and crown repairs with 50 percent coinsurance. 
  • Dental fluoride treatments and brush biopsies with no copay.
  • We pay up to $1,000 per year for dental care.
Vision
  • We pay up to $200 for glasses or contacts every two years.
Hearing
  • One routine hearing exam per year with 50 percent coinsurance.
  • Hearing aid fitting every three years with 50 percent coinsurance.
  • Hearing aids every three years. We pay up to $250 per ear. 

How do I enroll in this plan?

You can enroll in this plan online when you enroll in your BCN Advantage HMO-POS or HMO plan. You'll see a box you can check to add the Supplemental Dental, Vision and Hearing plan for an additional $19.90 a month.

Or you can download a paper application from our Forms page, fill it out and send it in.

+ Pay an extra $19.90 a month and we'll help you pay for:

Medicare dental icon

Fillings, root canals,
crowns and more

Medicare vision icon

Glasses or contacts
every two years

Medicare hearing icon

Hearing aids and
routine exams

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