Dental & vision plans
Information about King County employees' dental and vision insurance plans
Your dental coverage, through Delta Dental of Washington, encourages regular preventive care, helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and helps you pay for a broad range of other dental services when treatment is needed.
Most dentists in Washington participate in a Delta Dental network and the chart below shows what you will pay when you see a network dentist.
Your dental benefit plan increases what it pays for most services through an incentive program. As long as you see a dentist at least once per year for a covered service, your benefit level increases each year until you reach the highest incentive level.
|Delta Dental Plan Feature (In Network)
|Annual Deductible||$25 person / $75 family|
|Annual Maximum Benefit||$2,500 per person|
|Preventive Services (exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, sealants)||0 – 30%|
| Basic Services (fillings, stainless steel crowns, endodontics,
periodontics, removal of teeth, oral surgery)
|0 – 30%|
|Crowns other than stainless steel||15 – 30%|
|Major Services (dentures, partials, bridges, implants)||30%|
|Orthodontia (lifetime max $2,500/person), TMJ and occlusal guard||50%|
Delta Dental does not use ID cards. For plan details, see Benefits Summaries.
Special dental program for Transit ATUKing County Transit ATU 587 employees and their covered family members are eligible for a special program to encourage dental visits. From July 1—Dec. 31, 2018, Class 1 treatments (preventive dental services) will be covered at 100%. Preventive dental services include: oral exams (for both adults and children), cleanings, periodontal maintenance, fluoride through age 18, sealants, and x-rays. For additional information, refer to the FAQ and Benefit Summary.
Delta Dental contact information
Email: Delta Dental
Web: Delta Dental
Claims: Delta Dental of Washington, P.O. Box 75983, Seattle, WA 98175-0983
Your vision benefits, through Vision Service Plan (VSP), make it easy for you to get the eye care you need.
You may use any eye care provider you want, but if you see a VSP provider, your out-of-pocket expenses are generally lower and the provider automatically files your claim. Kaiser Permanente provides routine vision exams under its medical plan, but none of the other vision benefits, such as frames, lenses, and contacts.
|VSP Plan Feature (In Network)
|Eye Exam (every 12 months)
|Lenses: Single, Bifocal, Trifocal (every 12 months)
|Frames (every 24 months)
||$130 allowance* +
20% off balance
|Contact Lenses (every 12 months in lieu of glasses)
|Contact Lens Exam (fitting and evaluation)
||Up to $60 copay|
For plan details, see Benefits Summaries.
VSP contact information
Phone: 800-877-7195, 800-428-4833 (TTY)
Claims: VSP, P.O. Box 385018, Birmingham, AL 35238-5018