The Plan is a Discount Dental Fee Plan. Each Plan Member is entitled to receive discounts on specified Dental Care Services from a Participating Provider. Members are entitled to receive predetermined discounts for certain listed Dental Care Services from Participating Providers and to receive a 15% discount off the Participating Provider’s normal retail prices for all other unlisted Dental Care Services. The vast majority of dental fees are contracted for at levels significantly reduced from the dentist’s usual fees. Fees for unlisted Dental Care Services are contracted for at a 15% discount off of the Participating Providers usual and customary fee for such Services. Fees for discounted Dental Care Services vary by region.
The Plan reviews the terms and conditions regarding Services, Dental Care Services eligible for discounts, and the discounted fees on an annual basis and each is subject to change, modification, or substitution by Plan each year on January 1. Plan will deliver to the Member a notice in writing at least 30 days prior to implementing any such changes. The Plan will also deliver to the Member a notice in writing indicating any changes in premium rates, discounted fees or services at least 30 days prior to the contract renewal effective date. If a Member wishes to confirm the discounted fee for a particular Dental Care Service, or would like to know the business hours for a Participating Provider, he/she should telephone a Plan representative at the toll-free number 1-888-NDC-ENROLL (1-888-632-3676), located on the Membership card, or go to the Plan’s website at www.NewDentalChoice.com. Plan may at some future time offer discount fee programs for other, non-dental care services, such as vision and prescription drugs. If Plan decides to offer such other discount fee programs, it will do so by means of a supplementary rider to this Agreement. Individual will be notified of the opportunity and procedures to subscribe to such other discount fee plans.