December 2013 > Travel and Your Delta Dental Plan
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Traveling for the Holidays? Your Delta Dental Plan Travels with You.
As you pack your suitcase for holiday travel, dental care may be the last thing on your mind. But dental emergencies are more common than you may realize, and having a basic understanding of your travel coverage can help reduce stress if you need to visit a dentist while you're away from home.
Accessing Your Dental Benefits While You Travel
UT SELECT Dental and UT SELECT Dental Plus
- In the U.S.: UT SELECT Dental and UT SELECT Dental Plus enrollees can visit any licensed dentist for services, but keep in mind you will usually save money when you choose a DPO or Delta Dental Premier® dentist, even when you are away from home. Use the Find a Dentist feature on Delta Dental's UT-specific website at deltadentalins.com/universityoftexas to locate a dentist or to check whether your current dentist is a DPO or Premier dentist.
- Outside the U.S.: You have the freedom to visit any dentist worldwide, and your coverage outside the U.S. is the same as your out-of-network coverage in the U.S. If you receive out-of-network dental care, you must pay for your treatment at the time of service, then submit a claim form for reimbursement.
- DeltaCare USA enrollees must generally receive care from the primary care dentist you chose when you enrolled. If you are traveling and experience a dental emergency, your plan will reimburse you for any costs above your $25 copayment for palliative (emergency) treatment to relieve pain. For additional information, contact Delta Dental Customer Service.
Payment and Claims Information
If you visit an out-of-network dentist, you are responsible for paying for your treatment at the time of service. To request reimbursement, you will need a detailed receipt showing the dentist’s name and address, the services performed, and the amount of payment. You can submit the claim to Delta Dental using the claim form available at: deltadentalins.com/universityoftexas. Include your current address and phone number so Delta Dental can reach you with any questions.
Additional Tips for Travelers
Need more advice for accessing safe dental care when traveling abroad? The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) offers the Traveler’s Guide to Safe Dental Care, which includes:
- Preventive measures to minimize the potential of a dental emergency while traveling
- Criteria for selecting an emergency dental professional abroad
Access UT plan information online 24/7 at deltadentalins.com/universityoftexas. For additional questions, please contact Delta Dental Customer Service at (800) 893-3582 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central, Monday-Friday.