Anthem Blue Cross offers lowest cost adult & family dental PPO through Covered California

In light of Covered California’s recent announcement that they are making adult & family stand dental coverage available for purchase this year, Anthem Blue Cross will offer the lowest cost Dental PPO in every rating area – as low as $48 per month.

“We’re extremely pleased that Covered California is offering adult and family dental as an option for consumers to purchase this year,” said Mike Malouf, president of Anthem Blue Cross’ dental business. “Having good dental health and the right dental coverage are very important for people of all ages. The Anthem Family Dental PPO plan is a great option because it offers consumers freedom of choice in visiting any dentist, a larger network of dentists to choose from when compared to a dental HMO, coverage for out-of-network services and greater access to care including 100% coverage for preventive care with no deductibles or waiting periods when using a network provider.”

Anthem Blue Cross is offering the Family Dental PPO plan in the Individual marketplace. All adults, with or without children, who have enrolled in an on-exchange medical plan from Covered California are eligible to purchase the Anthem Family Dental PPO plan. In addition, the Anthem Family Dental PPO plan provides coverage for adults (age 19+) as well as for children (age 18 and younger) for families who want to enroll their children in a stand-alone dental plan to supplement the children’s dental coverage included within their medical plan.

“Here at Anthem Blue Cross, we understand the connection between oral health and overall health, so when people have their medical and dental coverage from us, they benefit from our innovative clinical integration program called Anthem Whole Health Connection℠,” said Malouf. “At Anthem, we’re focused on lowering health costs by improving health. For example, when members have their dental and medical plans with us, we receive their claims and clinical data from their dentists and medical providers. This information helps us create more complete health profiles that can be shared with their providers. In addition, the collected data helps us identify gaps in care, and helps doctors and dentists deliver better, more informed care.”

Anthem’s Family Dental PPO plan offers coverage for diagnostic and preventive services, as well as coverage for basic, complex and major services.

The enrollment period for the 2016 plan year ends on January 31. All health and dental insurance plans purchased during the open enrollment period will be effective in 2016. More information about Covered California is available at