An important development in the administration of our new Dental Plan has been identified. CIGNA is indicating that in the new year, when we go to the new dental plan (for actives and future retirees only), the orthodontic lifetime maximum will completely reset and enrollees will be entitled to the entire $2,000.00 lifetime maximum in the new plan, above and beyond what they may have used of the current $1,600.00 maximum.
So, even those who were maxed out previously will have a new $2,000.00 limit for orthodontics. While this was not fully conveyed to us during bargaining it certainly makes that plan look even better than it already did. I’m sure our members that use this benefit will be very happy. I wanted to share this information with you so you can pass on an early Christmas present for those members that may have occasion to use this benefit.