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Compare Dental, Vision, & Hearing Policies

Compare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Policies
 
Compare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Policies

Save yourself some time when selling ancillary products with NCC’s DVH Comparison Chart. We’ve compared popular options from Aetna, Ameritas, Medico, Manhattan Life, and Mutual of Omaha. Inside you’ll find a side-by-side comparison of rates, benefits, and eligibility requirements, along with:

  • Family and group coverage.
  • Network vs non-network.
  • Electronic signature options.
  • DVH waiting periods.
  • Who covers the most on day one.

Download NCC’s Dental, Hearing, and Vision Comparison Chart to quickly and easily find the best plans for your clients.

Download NCC's Dental, Vision, and Hearing Comparison Chart

How DVH Policies Benefit Clients

Dental insurance is often overlooked by both clients and agents, despite the cost of dental care.

  • Basic dental services like cleanings and X-rays cost several hundred dollars.
  • Major services like bridges and dentures cost several thousand dollars.
  • One hearing aid can cost $2,000 to $3,000 or more.
  • You can help Medicare clients keep those costs manageable with a DVH plan.

What does Original Medicare cover for Dental, Vision, and Hearing?

Medicare Part A and Part B (known as Original Medicare) have minimal coverage for Dental, Vision, and Hearing.

Vision

Covered by Medicare

Annual eye exams for people with diabetes.
Corrective procedures for chronic eye conditions. For example, the removal of a cataract and replacement of the natural lens with a fabricated intraocular lens.
Eyeglasses or contacts following the replacement of an intraocular lens.
Eye exam to diagnose potential vision problems.
An annual eye exam for those at high risk of glaucoma. Risk factors include:
      Diabetes.
      A family history of glaucoma.
      African-American and age 50+.
      Hispanic-American and age 65+.

Not Covered by Medicare

Not Covered by Medicare Eye examinations related to prescribing glasses or contacts, with some exceptions.
Not Covered by Medicare Eyeglasses or contact lenses (unless prescribed following cataract surgery).

Dental

Covered by Medicare

Reconstruction related to jaw injuries.
Dental exam required before certain procedures, such as heart valve replacement or kidney transplant.
An emergency or complicated dental procedure that requires a hospital stay.
Reconstruction following removal of a facial tumor.
In most of these cases, Medicare will cover the procedure, but not follow-up visits.

Not Covered by Medicare

Not Covered by Medicare Routine care such as cleanings and checkups.
Not Covered by Medicare Fillings, crowns, or tooth extractions.
Not Covered by Medicare Dentures, dental plates, bridges, or other dental devices.

Hearing

Covered by Medicare

Hearing exam for a recent hearing loss due to illness or injury.

Not Covered by Medicare

Not Covered by Medicare Routine hearing exams.
Not Covered by Medicare Hearing aids.
Not Covered by Medicare Examination for prescribing or fitting hearing aids.

To see our pick for DVH plans, download 5 Best Medicare Ancillary Products for Financial Peace.

Other DVH Options for Your Clients

Medicare Advantage

While Original Medicare doesn’t cover most needs related to DVH, many Medicare Advantage plans do. If a client has significant DVH needs, a Medicare Advantage plan may be a better fit than Original Medicare plus a DVH policy.

Medicaid and D-SNPs

In some states, Medicaid covers dental services, optometry services, dentures, and eyeglasses. If your client can qualify for Medicaid, they’re eligible for those services. If they qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare, they may qualify for a Dual-eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). Depending on the particular plan, D-SNP plans may cover:

The cost of Medicare Part B (and part A, in some cases).
At state option, certain premiums charged by Medicare Advantage plans.
Original Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments (except for nominal copayments in Part D, the Medicare drug program).

To learn more, get a copy of our free Guide to Selling D-SNPs.

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Aetna

 

Aetna is an American managed health care company that provides traditional and consumer-directed health care insurance and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care, and disability plans, primarily through employer-paid insurance and benefit programs1. Aetna is a proud CVS Health company and shares a common purpose with CVS Health: bringing their heart to every moment of your health. Aetna believes that everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve their best health, which is known as health equity. Aetna is committed to improving the environment, addressing health inequalities, investing in people’s health, acting with integrity and protecting against health care fraud and abuse.

Clover Health Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Clover Health. AHIP certification must be completed separately.

Clover Health Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Clover Health Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Clover Health. AHIP certification must be completed separately.

Clover Health Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Medicare Sales Training Guide

This comprehensive 64-page guide covers senior insurance sales from all angles, from licensing to sales.

“Medicare 101” details coverage types, benefits, eligibility requirements & more!

WellCare Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for WellCare. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 85%.
  • 3 attempts.

WellCare Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

WellCare Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for WellCare. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 85%.
  • 3 attempts.

WellCare Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Shared Health of MS Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Shared Health of MS. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • More information coming soon!

Shared Health of MS Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Shared Health of MS. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • More information coming soon!

Devoted Health Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Devoted Health. AHIP certification must be completed separately.

Devoted Health Certification Links, Guides, Contact Info

Devoted Health Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Devoted Health. AHIP certification must be completed separately.

Devoted Health Certification Links, Guides, Contact Info

Humana Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Humana. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • English Cert/Recert is now open.
  • To access this training you will login at www.Humana.com, then click on the “Get Certified/Recertify” button from the Humana Vantage home page.

  • If you have completed the Humana PY23 Certification and are currently certified to sell Humana Medicare products, the deadline will be 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, November 30, 2023, to complete the PY24 Recertification.

  • Spanish Cert/Recert will be launching later in the summer. More information coming soon.

Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Humana Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Humana. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • English Cert/Recert is now open.
  • To access this training you will login at www.Humana.com, then click on the “Get Certified/Recertify” button from the Humana Vantage home page.

  • If you have completed the Humana PY23 Certification and are currently certified to sell Humana Medicare products, the deadline will be 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, November 30, 2023, to complete the PY24 Recertification.

  • Spanish Cert/Recert will be launching later in the summer. More information coming soon.

Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Cigna Medicare Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Cigna Medicare. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 85%. You have 3 attempts.

Cigna Medicare Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Cigna Medicare Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Cigna Medicare. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 85%. You have 3 attempts.

Cigna Medicare Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

BlueCross BlueShield of TN Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for BlueCross BlueShield of TN. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • More information coming soon!

BlueCross BlueShield of TN Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for BlueCross BlueShield of TN. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • More information coming soon!

Amerigroup Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Amerigroup. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 90%.
  • 3 attempts.

Amerigroup Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Amerigroup Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Amerigroup. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • Passing score is 90%.
  • 3 attempts.

Amerigroup Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Aetna Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Aetna. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • The 2024 Individual Medicare Producer Certification for MA, MAPD, PDP and SNP launches on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

          Aetna Medicare will offer two certification options:

  • Aetna Medicare Compliance Training: Certifies producers to sell Aetna only (AHIP alternative)
  • AHIP Medicare Training: Certifies producers to sell for mulitiple carriers, including Aetna. 

 

Aetna Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails

Aetna Producer Certification Requirements for 2024

  • Details refer to certification for Aetna. AHIP certification must be completed separately.
  • The 2024 Individual Medicare Producer Certification for MA, MAPD, PDP and SNP launches on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

          Aetna Medicare will offer two certification options:

  • Aetna Medicare Compliance Training: Certifies producers to sell Aetna only (AHIP alternative)
  • AHIP Medicare Training: Certifies producers to sell for mulitiple carriers, including Aetna. 

Aetna Certification Links, Guides, Phone Numbers, Emails