Dental Emergency During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Benefit Trust Fund wants to ensure all Fund participants know Delta Dental will be accepting claims for services delivered through tele-dentistry for dental emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dental emergencies are potentially life-threatening conditions like uncontrolled bleeding, trauma to the face, or infections with facial or mouth swelling that could affect the airway and breathing. Urgent dental care focuses on mouth conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection. Click here for the list of services considered dental emergencies.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency or an urgent dental problem, call your dentist immediately to determine the best course of action. If your dentist’s office is closed, or if you do not have a dentist, please visit your state government’s COVID-19 website to identify emergency care locations.
National IAM Benefit Trust Fund Dental Plans
The National IAM Benefit Trust Fund offers four dental plans, which are administered by Delta Dental of Georgia. Covered employees and their eligible dependents may participate in a Benefit Trust Fund dental plan if it is negotiated into the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Dental Coverage and Services
Delta Dental has more than 142,000 participating dentists nationwide. It is the largest managed dental care network in the country. Seventy-five percent of all licensed dentists in the United States participate in Delta Dental's network. Benefit Trust Fund plans use both the Delta Dental PPO and Premier networks, giving plan participants a large pool of network dentists from which to choose. The Benefit Trust Fund dental plans cover reasonable and necessary diagnostic, preventive, basic and major dental services. Orthodontia services are also covered by many Benefit Trust Fund plans. Services are covered at varying benefit levels depending on the type of service and the plan design. Before you visit any dentist, it is always a good idea to double check that the services you are planning to receive are covered by the Benefit Trust Fund dental plan, and that the provider participates in the Delta Dental PPO or Premier network.