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Management Benefits Fund
Dental Benefits


The Fund Dental Plan offers services through a Participating Provider Organization (PPO) and an Out-of-Network reimbursement benefit.

The Dental PPO Program, consisting of over 5,000 providers, offers two networks of participating dentists who have agreed to accept a specified amount of payment directly from the Fund's Claims Administrator for each dental procedure. MBF offers a lower deductible and higher reimbursement percentages for services provided by In-Network providers. The PPO networks are offered through Healthplex and MBF-SIDS Select PPO Programs, as well as the CONNECTION Dental Provider Organization for members residing outside of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

Under the Out-of-Network Option, a traditional fee-for-service reimbursement plan, eligible members are reimbursed after deductibles, at either 80%, 70% or 50% of Reasonable and Customary (R&C) allowances, depending on the services, once the member has paid the dentist and filed claim forms with the Fund's Claims Administrator, Healthplex.

Benefit Maximum.  The maximum amount of benefits payable is $4,000* per person per benefit year, which runs from January 1st through December 31st.  This applies regardless of whether the services are PPO or out-of-network, or both.

There is a separate $4,000* orthodontic lifetime maximum that is not included in the $4,000* annual dental maximum.

*For services completed prior to January 1, 2012, the annual maximum is $2,500 and the lifetime orthodontic maximum is $2,500.

For information regarding participating providers, please refer to the MBF PPO directories or call:

Healthplex
1-888-468-5179 (Dedicated Customer Service Line for MBF Members)
1-800-468-0600 (General Customer Service Line)
1-888-468-2183 (Provider Hotline)

 Visit the Healthplex Web site 
Note: Click "find a dentist" on the left-hand side of the page.

CONNECTION Dental (for members residing outside of NY, NJ, or CT)
1-877-277-6872

 Visit the CONNECTION Dental Provider Organization Web site 

MBF-SIDS Select PPO Program
(718) 204-7172 ext. 5501
(516) 396-5501
(800) 537-1238 ext. 5501 (outside of New York City)
Visit the MBF-SIDS Select Web site

For questions pertaining to an Out-of-Network Dental claim, please call the Claims Administrator, Healthplex.

Note: The Management Benefits Fund (MBF) does not recommend or endorse any particular dentist. Remember, you are responsible for selecting the dentist of your choice, participating or non-participating, and you should exercise the same care and apply the same criteria in selecting a participating dentist that you would in selecting a non-participating dentist.

Because many providers may practice at a site which is listed as participating, you should verify the participation status of the dentist who is actually providing treatment.  Be sure to identify yourself as an eligible member of the Management Benefits Fund and confirm that the dentist is an MBF participating dentist.


See the Dental Benefits FAQ
Download this section of the Fund Booklet (PDF) 
Download the Healthplex Dental Claim Form (PDF) 
Read the Management Benefits Voice Newsletter

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