Choice Stories

December 6, 2017

Dentegra Smile Club: Discount Dental Coverage for Small Businesses

One of the many benefits offered by CaliforniaChoice through the Business Solutions Suite is access to the Dentegra® Smile Club. The suite offers those enrolled in medical coverage through CaliforniaChoice the opportunity for discounted Dental services through any Dentegra Smile Club dentist from a network of more than 20,000 providers nationwide.

You only pay when you go to the dentist, unlike with Dental Insurance or a pre-paid Dental plan. You pay the Dentegra Smile Club dentist directly for care and receive an immediate discount for services. There are no waiting periods and no complicated claim forms to fill out and return.

Hundreds of procedures are available at low, member-only pricing. Discounts average 58% according to the average cost analysis by Dentegra. (Services were compared for a general dentist in the San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, regions. Visit Dentegra’s website for more information.)

 

The Dentegra Smile Club includes the following types of services:

  • Exams and diagnostics
  • Oral surgery
  • Restorative care
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Crowns

You can even look up the cost of any procedure you need ahead of time, so you know what to expect to pay at the dentist’s office. Once you join the Dentegra Smile Club, you’ll have access to the discounted price for every covered procedure for each of the dentists participating in the Dentegra network.

Of course, the Dentegra Smile Club is only one of many benefits – for employees and employers – available through the CaliforniaChoice Business Solutions Suite.

 

Outstanding Benefits and “Extras”

CaliforniaChoice is the only place where you and your employees can choose from seven leading health plans in one program – plus get access to an array of low-cost and no-cost benefits depending on your company size. Check it out in the table below.

Business Solutions Suite
1-14
EMPLOYEES
15-19
EMPLOYEES
20+
EMPLOYEES
Discount DentalDiscount Dental Discount Dental
Discount VisionDiscount VisionDiscount Vision
Discount Hearing ProgramDiscount Hearing ProgramDiscount Hearing Program
Premium Only Plan*Premium Only Plan*Premium Only Plan*
Online HRAnswerLinkOnline HRAnswerLinkOnline HRAnswerLink
Cal Perks Employee Discount ProgramCal Perks Employee Discount ProgramCal Perks Employee Discount Program
Member Value Program Health & Wellness DiscountsMember Value Program Health & Wellness DiscountsMember Value Program Health & Wellness Discounts
Prescription Discount CardPrescription Discount CardPrescription Discount Card
HSA Resource CenterHSA Resource CenterHSA Resource Center
Cal-COBRA BillingCal-COBRA BillingFlexible Spending Account
 Flexible Spending AccountFederal COBRA Billing
*Covers initial set-up fee; charge applies after first year.  
 

Like the Dentegra Smile Club, the discount Vision and Hearing Program services in the Business Solutions Suite can really help employees save. But there are added discounts on health and fitness, entertainment, and prescription drugs, too.

  • The Ameritas EyeMed Vision One Eyecare Discount Program offers discounts on frames, lenses, and eye examinations at Sears, LensCrafters, and Target stores as well as other locations.
  • EPIC Hearing offers savings of up to 50% on hearing-related products, testing, and more.
  • The Member Value Program (MVP) offers health and wellness discounts of up to 40% on fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, fitness gear (yoga, Pilates, BOSU, and more), mental health, well-being and healthy eating information, as well as parent and child gear (like strollers, baby monitors, nursing, teething, and more).
  • Discounts on the things your employees want – like movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, and much more – are available through the Cal Perks employee discount program.
  • Prescription drug savings of up to 75% are available with the California Rx Card at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Kroger, Ralphs, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and many others.

HR and Employee Services, Too

In addition to all of the services mentioned above, your business also benefits with the Business Solutions Suite. You get free access to an online HR support center from HRAnswerLink, a free Flexible Spending Account for your employees (that allows them to set aside funds on a pre-tax basis for eligible medical expenses), free Cal-COBRA or federal COBRA billing services (depending on your group size), no set-up fee on a Premium Only Plan (which allows employees to pay insurance premiums pre-tax), and access to a no-cost Health Savings Account (HSA) Resource Center.

 

Nowhere But CaliforniaChoice

The Business Solutions Suite was developed specifically for small businesses with up to 100 employees. It is offered exclusively to those enrolled in the CaliforniaChoice multi-carrier, employee-choice health insurance program – the only place offering access to seven different health insurers and dozens of health plans, including HMOs, PPOs, and Health Savings Account qualified options.

To learn more about CaliforniaChoice, contact your broker. If you don’t already have an employee benefits broker, we can help you find a CaliforniaChoice broker to speak with about getting coverage – and the Business Solutions Suite – for your employees.

 

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