The Children’s Medical Security Plan – Now Accepted at Dr. Dental’s Massachusetts Offices
For children not covered by MassHealth, the state of Massachusetts and the Department of Health & Human Services offers another option – the Children’s
Medical Security Plan. Administered by MassHealth, this insurance plan offers a wide range of dental service and insurance coverage for any child in Massachusetts under the age of 19.
Formerly known as Unicare dental insurance, the Children’s Medical Security Plan is regarded as one of the most effective “safety nets” in Massachusetts to ensure all resident children get the proper dental care they need.
Dr. Dental gladly accepts Children’s Medical Security Plan coverage (Unicare dental providers until recently), as we used to take Unicare dental insurance. Let’s look at some of the benefits provided by the MassHealth Children’s Medical Security Plan.
The Children’s Medical Security Plan – Dental Benefits
The Children’s Medical Security Plan’s dental benefits originally started as Unicare Dental. Due to administrative changes and updates to Massachusetts legislative processes, Unicare Dental Insurance became the Children’s Medical Security insurance plan.
The insurance program is administered by Unicare Life and Health Insurance Company, and is one of the largest public-funded dental insurance initiatives in Massachusetts.
Some of the helpful benefits provided by the Children’s Medical Security Plan’s dental program include:
- Affordable copays. Dental services only cost up to $6 for a copay, depending on the type of service.
- Cosmetic and surgical dentistry. The plan covers “major” dental work, not just minor cleanings and other procedures. This service is continued from Unicare dental benefits.
- Flexible premium charges. Dental care is covered based on family income, based on federal poverty guidelines.
Here’s the bottom line with the coverage: all children in MA are covered by the Children’s Medical Security Plan’s dental insurance guidelines. Benefits are calculated on a fiscal year schedule (July 1st through June 30th), so you’ll want to check the main MassHealth web portal for any yearly adjustments.
Dr. Dental – Your Preferred Dentists for the Children’s Medical Security Plan in MA!
If you recently signed up for the Children’s Medical Security Plan in MA, you can visit any one of our Massachusetts dental facilities for complete coverage. In fact, it’s easy to find a dentist that accepts MassHealth insurance (formerly Unicare dental) at Dr. Dental! With more than twenty dentist offices throughout the state, we’re one of the largest Children’s Medical Security Plan providers in the entire New England region.
For any questions about the Children’s Medical Security Plan, please call the MassHealth customer service line at 1-800-841-2900. To connect with a Dr. Dental customer service representative about the Children’s Medical Security plan dental benefits, or for any other concerns, please call us at 877-776-9833. Thanks for visiting Dr. Dental, where the MassHealth Children’s Medical Security Plan dental program is always accepted!