Employers Offer Fluoride Varnish Benefit
Several large employers in Maine have included fluoride varnish in their employee health plans: MaineHealth, EMHS, MaineGeneral, Maine Education Benefits Trust, and Jackson Labs.
Several other employers are planning on adding this benefit as of January 1, 2012: Bath Iron Works, Mercy Hospital, LL Bean, Bowdoin College and Idexx.
Fluoride varnish is covered as a preventive care service at 100% of the lesser of maximum allowance or the physician's charge for children up to the age of 42 months. Fluoride varnish can be applied to the teeth of children under the age of 42 months, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth twice per calendar year.
Employers in Maine Providing Fluoride Varnish Benefit in their Medical Plans
The following employers have agreed to cover fluoride varnish as a medical benefit for children under the age of 42 months. Medical providers can be reimbursed twice per calendar year.
|MaineGeneral Health||January 2011|
|Maine Education Benefit Trust||July 2011|
|Bath Iron Works||January 2012|
|Mercy Hospital||January 2012|
|Jackson Laboratories||January 2012|
|Bowdoin College||January 2012|
|L.L Bean||January 2012|
|Maine Municipal Employees Benefits Trust||January 2012|