Benefits Information


Dental

The City offers regularly appointed employees and their eligible dependents the choice between four medical plans, two dental plans and a vision plan. Most employees share in the cost of premiums for the medical plans (unless otherwise identified in a union contract). The City pays the premiums for dental and vision coverage.

Delta Dental of Washington

Washington Dental Service
Delta Dental of Washington:
PO Box 75983
Seattle, WA 98175
206-522-2300
1-800-554-1907


Comparison of Dental Plan Highlights

Delta Dental of Washington Certificates of Coverage

Other Resources
  • Choose your own dentist. If the dentist is a DDWA member dentist, claims are automatically submitted for you; you will be billed for any amount not covered.
  • To check if your dentist is a DDWA member dentist, go to http://www.deltadentalwa.com.
    Select "Looking for a Dentist" in the middle of the page.
    Step one - select DDWA Directory.
    Step two - select Delta Dental Premier.
    Step three - type in your dentist’s last name.
    Step four - click the "Find" button.
  • If the dentist is not a member dentist, you must submit your own claim forms and will be billed for any amount not covered under the plan. (Call 206-615-1340 or see your Dept. HR rep for a claim form.)
  • Most plans have copays and annual maximums.
  • Payment levels vary according to use (70%-100%).
  • Orthodontics for children only.
  • Sealants for children up to age 14 (for permanent teeth) are an eligible preventive expense.

Note: Dental premiums are fully paid by the City for most employees.


Dental Health Services

Dental Health Services
Dental Health Services:
Northlake Plaza 936 N. 34th Street, Suite 208
Seattle, WA 98103
206-788-3444
877-495-4455



Comparison of Dental Plan Highlights

Dental Health Services Plan Books

Plan Features
  • Choose any dentist in the DHS network. No out-of-network coverage.
  • Orthodontia for adults and children.
  • Small office copay covers most services.
  • Pre-screened, Quality Assured dentists.

Note: Dental premiums are fully paid by the City for most employees.


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