Due to members being unable to fully utilize their dental benefits during COVID-19, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. announced the launch of its Premium Relief Program — a 30 percent credit to all individual and fully-insured group customers who had active plans in April, May and June 2020.
“Protecting smiles is our top priority,” said Jeff Furbish, Chief Sales Officer of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “Our clients deserve peace of mind during this challenging and uncertain time, and we hope this relief on premiums will help provide that. We want our customers to know that we are all in this together.”
Invoices for July through September will reflect the corresponding 30 percent credit fully-insured clients will receive based on premiums paid April through June. This premium credit is not available to those with self-insured, DeltaCare Flagship, or DeltaCare USA plans in New Jersey or those with self-insured or DeltaCare USA plans in Connecticut.
This program joins Delta Dental of New Jersey’s and Delta Dental of Connecticut’s other COVID-19 relief efforts, including:
- The offering of grace periods for small and large groups, freezing renewal rates for groups with <500 employees, relaxing eligibility for laid-off or furloughed employees;
- Launch of the Dentist Support Program (DSP), offering participating dentists a no-interest advance payment on 2020 claims and a payment of $10 per patient visit to help cover the increased costs of office sanitization and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE);
- Establishing a consumer directory of New Jersey and Connecticut dentists who are open for emergency visits;
- And donations of more than 20,000 toothbrushes and oral health kits to hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics for patients and healthcare workers.
Additional information on the Premium Relief Program can be found on Delta Dental’s website.