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Standard dental 2023

GEHA's lowest premium dental plan

View the 2024 Standard plan

Why you might like Standard:

  • GEHAs lowest premium dental plan
  • In-network preventive dental covered at 100%
  • Offers orthodontic coverage for both children and adults, with no waiting period
  • Includes an in-network annual maximum of $2,500 per person

Who should consider Standard dental?

  • People concerned with their overall health and wellness
  • People looking for the peace of mind that comes with additional dental coverage beyond what’s included in their medical plan

2023 GEHA dental plan rates

For benefit year 2023 rates, refer to the Rate Information section of the 2023 plan brochure.

2023 dental benefit Benefit description What you pay In-network What you pay out-of-network1
Basic Class A. Covers two exams, two cleanings, and two2 sets of bitewing X-rays per calendar year Nothing 25% Class A. One oral evaluation per patient in a 12-consecutive-month period Nothing No benefit
Intermediate Class B. Covers restorations, extractions and periodontal maintenance 45% 50%
Major Class C. Covers root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures and periodontal surgery3 65% 70%
Orthodontic Class D. Covers adults and children orthodontic. No waiting periods. 50% with $2,500 lifetime maximum 50% with $1,500 lifetime maximum
Calendar year maximum Class A, B and C services only $2,500 per person $2,000 per person

Out-of-network deductible for Class B and C services is $25 Standard Self Only, $50 Standard Self Plus One and $75 Standard Self and Family.

1 If your out-of-network dentist charges more than GEHA's agreed-upon plan allowance for a specific service, you are responsible for the difference between the plan allowance and the out-of-network dentist's charge plus regular coinsurance.

2 Two bitewings covered annually for members 22 and under. One set of bitewings is covered per year for adults ages 23+.

3 Implants on Standard are limited to $2,500 per person per year in-network, or $2,000 per person per year out-of-network.

This is a brief description of services covered under the GEHA Connection Dental Federal plan. For a complete list of plan limitations and exclusions, please refer to the GEHA Connection Dental Federal plan brochure available online at

Coordination of benefits — As with all FEDVIP plans, dental benefits available from your FEHB carrier will be considered before we calculate benefits paid by GEHA.

Orthodontic services — GEHA does not cover orthodontic services previously started with another carrier, except for High Option members with orthodontics started under TRICARE.

Choosing a dentist — You have the choice of providers. However, for many services, your out-of-pocket costs may be lower when you visit in-network locations. Network providers will not bill you more than the Plan's maximum allowable charge for covered services.

Claim forms — No special claim forms are required. Just send in the itemized bill from your provider.

Included benefits & discounts

Vision discount

You get discounts on eye exams, frames and lenses through EyeMed®.1

Electric toothbrush discount

Enjoy 70% off a cariPRO® premium electric toothbrush.1,2

Teeth whitening discounts

Get a 20% discount on the lowest published price on all Smile Brilliant® home teeth whitening and oral care products.1

Hearing aid discounts

Get discounts on hearing aids through TruHearing®. Some average more than $2,600 in savings per pair.1

Medical alert system discount

Get free activation on Life Alert® services, plus a 10% monthly discount, for you and your extended family.1

1 These benefits are neither offered nor guaranteed under contract with the FEDVIP program, but are made available to all enrollees who become members of GEHA and their eligible family members.

2 The cariPRO® premium toothbrush removes seven times more plaque than a regular brush, is completely waterproof and comes with a two-year manufacturer's warranty. Replacement brush heads with high-quality DuPont™ bristles are also available at this exclusive, member-only price.

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2023 Dental Benefits Guide

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