2018 TEAMCARE Health & Welfare Benefit Improvements
Updated On: Dec 14, 2017
2018 TEAMCARE HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
DENTAL BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
The following Dental Benefit improvements will become effective January 1, 2018:
ANNUAL MAXIMUM INCREASE - All active health plans that currently have a dental maximum of $1,500 per person per year or less will be increased to $2,500 per person per year.
CHILD ORTHODONTIA LIFETIME INCREASE - All active health plans that currently have a child orthodontic benefit with a lifetime maximum of $1,000 or $1,500 per covered child will be increased to a lifetime maximum of $2,500.
DENTAL IMPLANTS - For all health plans, dental implants will now be covered at the same benefit level as other major dental services (i.e. crown and bridgework) to the annual maximum allowed under your dental benefit.
VISION BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
The following Vision Benefit improvements will become effective March 1, 2018:
FRAMES - The allowance for frames in-network through EyeMed VisionCare will increase to $150 per person.
CONTACT LENSES - The allowance for contact lenses in-network through EyeMed VisionCare will increase to $120 per person.
LENSES - With the exception of the MM500 Plan, the in-network vision benefit through EyeMed VisionCare will now cover progressive lenses in full at no-cost to the member.
NETWORK - TeamCare has expanded the network with EyeMed VisionCare from the Advantage network to the Select network. The Select network has over 24,000 provider locations which is nearly double the current network. This expanded network will provide members with additional choices for their routine vision care.
In addition to these benefit increases, effective on December 15, in-network care will now be available at the following facilities in the Amarillo area:
Northwest Texas Healthcare System, 1501 S Coulter, Amarillo
Northwest Emergency at Town Square, 8960 Hillside Rd, Amarillo
Northwest Surgical Hospital, 3501 S Soncy Rd, Amarillo
Northwest Texas Physician Group at Canyon, 301 N 23rd St Suite C, Canyon
Northwest Women's and Children's Clinics - Southeast, 1900 SE 34th Ave, Amarillo