Are Dental or Vision Benefits Available Through the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Last updated: March 30, 2016

Vision

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires plans sold through the Health Insurance Marketplace to include vision coverage for children. However, there is no process for offering a stand-alone vision plan through the Marketplace.

Dental

Dental benefits are treated differently.

  • The ACA lets insurance companies offer health plans through the Marketplace that do and don’t include pediatric dental benefits.

  • The Marketplace also offers stand-alone dental plans that include pediatric dental benefits.

  • In Kansas some medical plans on the Marketplace offer pediatric dental and others do not.

  • Stand-alone dental plans for children and adults are available.

If you have minimum essential health coverage from another source, you may but a stand-alone dental plan on the Marketplace without purchasing medical coverage.

Click here to check the federal website for more information about dental benefits

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