dental coverageA recent poll revealed that just over half (51%) of Kentucky adults reported not having dental insurance coverage. In most instances, children have the opportunity to receive health and dental coverage through their parents’ insurance or the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP). Does your child or children have dental coverage? With less than a week remaining for open enrollment through Kynect, Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange, this is your opportunity to enroll now!

For many children across the country, dental care remains the greatest unmet health need. Kentucky, along with Nevada and Washington, are unique by requiring families to purchase children’s dental coverage if you go through their state based insurance option. If you plan on purchasing dental health for your child, the coverage lasts until they turn 19. Plans offered cover preventative children’s dental care such as regular teeth cleanings and X-rays. Specific dental services, conditions, and out of pocket pay differ among insurance providers. It’s important to consider the benefits, costs and your child’s needs to ensure you selected the most feasible plan for your family.

If you are a parent looking to purchase dental coverage, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity as open enrollment ends March 31st!