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 basic vision coverage.

Adding dependents? You’ll be asked to verify your dependents' eligibility for City benefits.



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.
  • Dual Coverage

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


Dental Health Services

Dental Health Services
Dental Health Services:
100 West Harrison Street
Suite S-440, South Tower
Seattle, WA 98119
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.


Page: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/benefits/health/dental.asp
Printed: 12/22/2014 3:27PM