SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc. a MetLife company, is pleased to provide dental and vision health care services plans through the Healthy Families Program.
Regular preventive healthcare is so important for our children.
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic infectious diseases among U.S. children. It is 5 times as common as asthma and 7 times as common as hay fever.*
It is estimated that 25 percent of preschool children have some type of vision problem.**
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association encourage parents to make a child’s first dental appointment at six months of age or shortly after the first tooth breaks through the gum. And the American Optometric Association advises that children receive a comprehensive eye exam before entering school.
Regular visits to a dentist should continue in order to help ensure ongoing oral health and vision exams will help identify a child who may be at risk for vision problems.
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Note: Write "SafeGuard Dental" or "SafeGuard Vision" on your application to choose SafeGuard for your dental and/or vision plan
* Academy of General Dentistry: Prevent Oral Health Problems: Visit a Dentist Twice a Year; John D. Chandler, DDS, MAGD, past president and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) spokesperson
** American Optometric Association. The Need for Comprehensive Vision Examination of Preschool and School-age Children. http://www.aoa.org/x5419.xml
Dental benefits provided by SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a MetLife company.
Vision programs underwritten by SafeHealth Life Insurance Company, a California corporation and a MetLife company.
Dental Managed Care Plan benefits are provided by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation in NY. Dental HMO plan benefits are provided by: SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a California corporation in CA; SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a Florida corporation in FL; SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a Texas corporation in TX; and MetLife Health Plans, Inc., a Delaware corporation and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation in NJ. The Dental HMO/Managed Care companies are part of the MetLife family of companies. "DHMO" is used to refer to product designs that may differ by state of residence of the enrollee, including but not limited to: "Specialized Health Care Service Plans" in California; "Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations" as described in Chapter 636 of the Florida statutes in Florida; "Single Service Health Maintenance Organizations" in Texas; and "Dental Plan Organizations" as described in the Dental Plan Organization Act in New Jersey.
† U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General-Executive Summary. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000.