MetLife VADIP Frequently Asked Questions

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Like most group benefits programs, benefit programs offered by MetLife and its affiliates contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, waiting periods, and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact MetLife or view the VADIP Plan Summary for cost and complete details.

MetLife strongly recommends that you have your dentist submit a pretreatment estimate to MetLife if the cost is expected to exceed $300. When your dentist suggests treatment, have him or her send a claim form, along with the proposed treatment plans and supporting documentation, to MetLife. An explanation of benefits (EOB) will be sent to you and the dentist detailing an estimate of what services MetLife will cover and at what payment level. Actual payments may vary from the pretreatment estimate depending upon annual maximums, deductibles, plan frequency limits and other plan provisions at time of payment.

The Dental Procedure Fee Tool application is provided by an independent vendor. This tool does not provide the payment information used by MetLife when processing your claims. Prior to receiving services, pretreatment estimates through your dentist will provide the most accurate fee and payment information.

Group dental insurance plans featuring the Preferred Dentist Program are provided by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.

Negotiated fees refer to the fees that in-network dentists have agreed to accept as payment in full for covered services, subject to any co-payments, deductibles, cost sharing and benefits maximums. Negotiated fees are subject to change.