Contract Extension Brings you DOUBLE Dental Coverage in 2012 at Boeing
So Take Advantage of the Additional $2,000 Coverage Effective July 1
If you have dental work that needs to be done but were hesitating because of the $1,750 annual limit, 2012 is the year to schedule that dental work. IN 2012, YOU BASICALLY GET TWO YEARS OF DENTAL BENEFITS IN ONE CALENDAR YEAR. Union negotiators want you to be aware so you can take full advantage of this double year of benefits.
When the contract extension was approved, it provided a full year of dental benefits ($1,750) for the first six months of 2012 for those in incentive dental, and then reset with a full year of the improved dental benefits ($2,000) for the new network dental effective July 1 through December 31.
In addition to the increased annual benefit limit that provides two years worth of benefits in 2012, other changes effective July 1 include:
IF YOU HAVE PUT OFF RECOMMENDED DENTAL WORK, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS
If your dental care will be extensive, you may ask your dentist to submit a request for a pretreatment estimate, called a “predetermination of benefits.” This predetermination will allow you to know in advance what procedures are covered, the amount insurance will pay toward treatment and your financial responsibility.
Vision improvements also go into effective July 1, 2012 for those covered under the Traditional Medical Plan, or Selections Washington. Frame allowance increases to $90 from current $70 and contact lense allowance increases to $120 from $105.
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