Delta Dental coverage available through Health First Medicare Plans
Rockledge, FL (October 13, 2011)—Health First Health Plans, a local health insurance plan offering coverage to nearly 23,000 Medicare beneficiaries, is teaming up with Delta Dental Insurance Company (Delta Dental) to offer a dental coverage option for its Medicare Advantage plan members. Starting in 2012, DeltaCare®USA benefits are available through the Classic Plan (HMO-POS) for individuals and to employer groups offering Medicare Advantage plans to their retirees.
“Our alliance with Delta Dental allows us to offer an affordable option for seniors to seek dental services. We are proud to be part of that,” said James Beermann, vice president of sales and marketing at Health First Health Plans.
DeltaCare® USA, a prepaid dental plan, offers a wide range of benefits with no annual deductible or maximum. Enrollees sign up with a contracted DeltaCare® USA dentist to obtain care and pay set copayments for covered services.
Seniors who are interested in DeltaCare® USA benefits are invited to call (321) 434-5665 for more information. The dental coverage option for 2012 must be selected during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which is October 15 through December 7 this year.
About Health First Health Plans
Centrally located in the Suntree area, Health First Health Plans currently has nearly 65,000 members, including 23,000 Medicare members. Serving residents of Brevard County and part of Sebastian in Indian River County for 16 years, Health First Health Plans was founded as part of Health First, Inc. a not-for-profit family of healthcare services that also includes Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital and Medical Plaza and Health First Physicians. For more information, visit www.HealthFirstHealthPlans.org or call (321) 434-5665, toll-free 1-800-716-7737, or TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771. Customer service hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, between October 15 and February 14. From February 15 to October 14, customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to Noon. Callers may receive a messaging service on weekends and holidays. Please leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day. You may also visit our office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, at 6450 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955.
About Delta Dental Insurance Company
Delta Dental Insurance Company (www.deltadentalins.com), with regional offices in Maitland, Fla., provides dental insurance to more than 3 million people in nine states, including 761,000 in Florida. It is part of the nationwide Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill. The association collectively covers 56 million of the 166 million people nationwide with private dental insurance, making it by far the largest national system of dental plans.
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