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Covered California Announces Plans for Children’s Dental Coverage Purchased Through Covered California Marketplace

Covered California yesterday announced its selection of pediatric dental health plans for children up to age 19, fulfilling another mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The six selected companies are Anthem Dental, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental of California, Health Net Dental, LIBERTY Dental Plan and Premier Access Dental. The products include stand-alone plans, and all can be bundled with health insurance for a single premium. The plans feature standard copayments, deductibles and coinsurance requirements. Unlike Covered California’s health insurance plans, dental plans are not designated by metal levels, but come in two actuarial value options: 85 percent, which features higher premiums but lower average out-of-pocket costs, and a 70-percent value plan, with lower premiums and higher average out-of-pocket costs.

Three different product types are available, depending on where a child lives, including dental health maintenance organizations (DHMOs), dental preferred provider organizations (DPPOs) and dental exclusive provider organizations (DEPOs). 

For more details about Covered California’s pediatric dental plans and insurers, visit