Insurance Company COVID-19 Resources

We have reached out to many insurance companies we interact with on a daily basis to compile a list of resources the payers are making available.  We will continue to keep this list updated, but please check out the below links.


PPE Reimbursement Programs

1. PPE Reimbursement:

Delta Dental Plans:

Other Payers:

  • United Healthcare providing between $5-$10 based on exams through 12/31/2020. See bulletin below. Requires providers to opt-in via the UHC provider portal.
  • Principal offering $7 per patient visit beginning June 1.
  • United Concordia is offering $10 per patient visit for the months of May and June 2020. **As of 6/26/20, program is extended through 9/30/20. Original Link below.
  • Dental Care Plus
    Dental Care Plus will be paying in bulk a $10 fee per visit for in-network providers for all visits in May and June to help dentists re-open. It is unrelated to filing D1999.
  • Cigna – $8 per visit from June 15 – July 31.
  • Humana – $7 per visit from June 1 – September 30. Paid monthly based on claims for fully insured members.
  • Anthem – $10 per visit from June 15 – Aug 31.
  • Dominion Dental – $5 per visit from June 15 – December 31.

Other PPE specific programs:

  • Delta Dental of TN, MI, OH, IN – $1,000 grant through Henry Schein.
  • Delta Dental RI – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental MO – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental AR – $2,500 grant to offset PPE costs.

Additional Financial Programs

We started keeping track, but then the ADA started doing it for us. Here is their list of additional financial programs available from payers to providers.

  • Delta Dental NE – increased payments from February 1 to March 17, 2020 to the Premier rates from PPO rates. Amounts will be paid to providers as relief. *We have seen online that they are providing $10/visit PPE relief. This has not been confirmed via NEDelta’s website.
  • Delta Dental WI – providing an award of between $500 and $10,000 per practice. This is a one-time payment based on DDWI member visits in 2019.

Fee Schedule Changes

1. Delta Dental of California

2. Guardian – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19.
3. Principal – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19. (They are back negotiating again as of 6/1/20)
4. Delta Dental of SD – increasing exam codes: D0120, D0140, D0145, D0150, D0160 and D0180.
5. BCBS KS – increasing fees by varying amounts over the course of the year, ending and returning to current fees January 1, 2021.
6. United Concordia increasing fees for Tricare effective July 1, 2020.


Other Links Of Interest

1. Principal – Principal has made an exception on frequency limitations for Exams.    Visit principal.com/providers for more information.
2. Sun Life/DHA/Assurant – provided a webinar for providers and three important links: 

  • Maintaining good oral health during COVID – We have put together a co-brandable flyer that offices  can use to touch base with their patients. Note: A user would need to have PDF Writer to be able to edit this PDF. We are working on an alternative way to allow co-branding without that program and I’ll share that as soon as it’s available

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173053&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Paycheck Protection Program whitepaper

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173047&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Sun Life’s dedicated coronavirus site Here providers will find information and content valuable to small businesses owners ie. dental practices. It covers the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that allows businesses with under 500 employees to receive a 100% forgivable loan that can be used to pay for items including wages, mortgage interest, utilities and insurance premiums. There, they may also access the loan application

https://www.sunlife.com/us/COVID-19?WT.ac_id=en-us:Digital_adv:SunLife:covid19

3. Connection Dental/GEHA

4. Delta Companies

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Join Founder and President, Nick Partridge as he walks through an example, providing valuable insight so that offices can price their services appropriately.

We have reached out to many insurance companies we interact with on a daily basis to compile a list of resources the payers are making available.  We will continue to keep this list updated, but please check out the below links.


PPE Reimbursement Programs

1. PPE Reimbursement:

Delta Dental Plans:

Other Payers:

  • United Healthcare providing between $5-$10 based on exams through 12/31/2020. See bulletin below. Requires providers to opt-in via the UHC provider portal.
  • Principal offering $7 per patient visit beginning June 1.
  • United Concordia is offering $10 per patient visit for the months of May and June 2020. **As of 6/26/20, program is extended through 9/30/20. Original Link below.
  • Dental Care Plus
    Dental Care Plus will be paying in bulk a $10 fee per visit for in-network providers for all visits in May and June to help dentists re-open. It is unrelated to filing D1999.
  • Cigna – $8 per visit from June 15 – July 31.
  • Humana – $7 per visit from June 1 – September 30. Paid monthly based on claims for fully insured members.
  • Anthem – $10 per visit from June 15 – Aug 31.
  • Dominion Dental – $5 per visit from June 15 – December 31.

Other PPE specific programs:

  • Delta Dental of TN, MI, OH, IN – $1,000 grant through Henry Schein.
  • Delta Dental RI – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental MO – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental AR – $2,500 grant to offset PPE costs.

Additional Financial Programs

We started keeping track, but then the ADA started doing it for us. Here is their list of additional financial programs available from payers to providers.

  • Delta Dental NE – increased payments from February 1 to March 17, 2020 to the Premier rates from PPO rates. Amounts will be paid to providers as relief. *We have seen online that they are providing $10/visit PPE relief. This has not been confirmed via NEDelta’s website.
  • Delta Dental WI – providing an award of between $500 and $10,000 per practice. This is a one-time payment based on DDWI member visits in 2019.

Fee Schedule Changes

1. Delta Dental of California

2. Guardian – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19.
3. Principal – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19. (They are back negotiating again as of 6/1/20)
4. Delta Dental of SD – increasing exam codes: D0120, D0140, D0145, D0150, D0160 and D0180.
5. BCBS KS – increasing fees by varying amounts over the course of the year, ending and returning to current fees January 1, 2021.
6. United Concordia increasing fees for Tricare effective July 1, 2020.


Other Links Of Interest

1. Principal – Principal has made an exception on frequency limitations for Exams.    Visit principal.com/providers for more information.
2. Sun Life/DHA/Assurant – provided a webinar for providers and three important links: 

  • Maintaining good oral health during COVID – We have put together a co-brandable flyer that offices  can use to touch base with their patients. Note: A user would need to have PDF Writer to be able to edit this PDF. We are working on an alternative way to allow co-branding without that program and I’ll share that as soon as it’s available

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173053&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Paycheck Protection Program whitepaper

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173047&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Sun Life’s dedicated coronavirus site Here providers will find information and content valuable to small businesses owners ie. dental practices. It covers the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that allows businesses with under 500 employees to receive a 100% forgivable loan that can be used to pay for items including wages, mortgage interest, utilities and insurance premiums. There, they may also access the loan application

https://www.sunlife.com/us/COVID-19?WT.ac_id=en-us:Digital_adv:SunLife:covid19

3. Connection Dental/GEHA

4. Delta Companies

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Join Five Lakes Founder and President Nick Partridge as he discusses how to calculate the financial impact when leaving plans so you can make a coordinated plan to leave.

We have reached out to many insurance companies we interact with on a daily basis to compile a list of resources the payers are making available.  We will continue to keep this list updated, but please check out the below links.


PPE Reimbursement Programs

1. PPE Reimbursement:

Delta Dental Plans:

Other Payers:

  • United Healthcare providing between $5-$10 based on exams through 12/31/2020. See bulletin below. Requires providers to opt-in via the UHC provider portal.
  • Principal offering $7 per patient visit beginning June 1.
  • United Concordia is offering $10 per patient visit for the months of May and June 2020. **As of 6/26/20, program is extended through 9/30/20. Original Link below.
  • Dental Care Plus
    Dental Care Plus will be paying in bulk a $10 fee per visit for in-network providers for all visits in May and June to help dentists re-open. It is unrelated to filing D1999.
  • Cigna – $8 per visit from June 15 – July 31.
  • Humana – $7 per visit from June 1 – September 30. Paid monthly based on claims for fully insured members.
  • Anthem – $10 per visit from June 15 – Aug 31.
  • Dominion Dental – $5 per visit from June 15 – December 31.

Other PPE specific programs:

  • Delta Dental of TN, MI, OH, IN – $1,000 grant through Henry Schein.
  • Delta Dental RI – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental MO – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental AR – $2,500 grant to offset PPE costs.

Additional Financial Programs

We started keeping track, but then the ADA started doing it for us. Here is their list of additional financial programs available from payers to providers.

  • Delta Dental NE – increased payments from February 1 to March 17, 2020 to the Premier rates from PPO rates. Amounts will be paid to providers as relief. *We have seen online that they are providing $10/visit PPE relief. This has not been confirmed via NEDelta’s website.
  • Delta Dental WI – providing an award of between $500 and $10,000 per practice. This is a one-time payment based on DDWI member visits in 2019.

Fee Schedule Changes

1. Delta Dental of California

2. Guardian – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19.
3. Principal – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19. (They are back negotiating again as of 6/1/20)
4. Delta Dental of SD – increasing exam codes: D0120, D0140, D0145, D0150, D0160 and D0180.
5. BCBS KS – increasing fees by varying amounts over the course of the year, ending and returning to current fees January 1, 2021.
6. United Concordia increasing fees for Tricare effective July 1, 2020.


Other Links Of Interest

1. Principal – Principal has made an exception on frequency limitations for Exams.    Visit principal.com/providers for more information.
2. Sun Life/DHA/Assurant – provided a webinar for providers and three important links: 

  • Maintaining good oral health during COVID – We have put together a co-brandable flyer that offices  can use to touch base with their patients. Note: A user would need to have PDF Writer to be able to edit this PDF. We are working on an alternative way to allow co-branding without that program and I’ll share that as soon as it’s available

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173053&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Paycheck Protection Program whitepaper

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173047&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Sun Life’s dedicated coronavirus site Here providers will find information and content valuable to small businesses owners ie. dental practices. It covers the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that allows businesses with under 500 employees to receive a 100% forgivable loan that can be used to pay for items including wages, mortgage interest, utilities and insurance premiums. There, they may also access the loan application

https://www.sunlife.com/us/COVID-19?WT.ac_id=en-us:Digital_adv:SunLife:covid19

3. Connection Dental/GEHA

4. Delta Companies

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Ever thinking of dropping a PPO plan or three? Watch this important series to find out how best to leave plans without leaving your practice without patients.

We have reached out to many insurance companies we interact with on a daily basis to compile a list of resources the payers are making available.  We will continue to keep this list updated, but please check out the below links.


PPE Reimbursement Programs

1. PPE Reimbursement:

Delta Dental Plans:

Other Payers:

  • United Healthcare providing between $5-$10 based on exams through 12/31/2020. See bulletin below. Requires providers to opt-in via the UHC provider portal.
  • Principal offering $7 per patient visit beginning June 1.
  • United Concordia is offering $10 per patient visit for the months of May and June 2020. **As of 6/26/20, program is extended through 9/30/20. Original Link below.
  • Dental Care Plus
    Dental Care Plus will be paying in bulk a $10 fee per visit for in-network providers for all visits in May and June to help dentists re-open. It is unrelated to filing D1999.
  • Cigna – $8 per visit from June 15 – July 31.
  • Humana – $7 per visit from June 1 – September 30. Paid monthly based on claims for fully insured members.
  • Anthem – $10 per visit from June 15 – Aug 31.
  • Dominion Dental – $5 per visit from June 15 – December 31.

Other PPE specific programs:

  • Delta Dental of TN, MI, OH, IN – $1,000 grant through Henry Schein.
  • Delta Dental RI – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental MO – Award provided to providers to offset PPE costs based on patient volume.
  • Delta Dental AR – $2,500 grant to offset PPE costs.

Additional Financial Programs

We started keeping track, but then the ADA started doing it for us. Here is their list of additional financial programs available from payers to providers.

  • Delta Dental NE – increased payments from February 1 to March 17, 2020 to the Premier rates from PPO rates. Amounts will be paid to providers as relief. *We have seen online that they are providing $10/visit PPE relief. This has not been confirmed via NEDelta’s website.
  • Delta Dental WI – providing an award of between $500 and $10,000 per practice. This is a one-time payment based on DDWI member visits in 2019.

Fee Schedule Changes

1. Delta Dental of California

2. Guardian – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19.
3. Principal – Postponed new fee reviews during COVID-19. (They are back negotiating again as of 6/1/20)
4. Delta Dental of SD – increasing exam codes: D0120, D0140, D0145, D0150, D0160 and D0180.
5. BCBS KS – increasing fees by varying amounts over the course of the year, ending and returning to current fees January 1, 2021.
6. United Concordia increasing fees for Tricare effective July 1, 2020.


Other Links Of Interest

1. Principal – Principal has made an exception on frequency limitations for Exams.    Visit principal.com/providers for more information.
2. Sun Life/DHA/Assurant – provided a webinar for providers and three important links: 

  • Maintaining good oral health during COVID – We have put together a co-brandable flyer that offices  can use to touch base with their patients. Note: A user would need to have PDF Writer to be able to edit this PDF. We are working on an alternative way to allow co-branding without that program and I’ll share that as soon as it’s available

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173053&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Paycheck Protection Program whitepaper

https://orders.wilde.com/viewvalidpdf_UWilde.asp?productid=173047&GoBackTo=noEditPart.asp

  • Sun Life’s dedicated coronavirus site Here providers will find information and content valuable to small businesses owners ie. dental practices. It covers the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that allows businesses with under 500 employees to receive a 100% forgivable loan that can be used to pay for items including wages, mortgage interest, utilities and insurance premiums. There, they may also access the loan application

https://www.sunlife.com/us/COVID-19?WT.ac_id=en-us:Digital_adv:SunLife:covid19

3. Connection Dental/GEHA

4. Delta Companies

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