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Our COVID-19 Response

Delta Dental of Virginia understands the challenges and hardships that COVID-19 is causing in our communities. As a result, we have taken the following steps to accommodate the needs of our employers, members, dentists, brokers and those in our communities who are uninsured. 

Employers and Members


  • 50% credit on July 2020 premium invoices for fully-insured groups
     
  • Extended grace periods for groups and individual members
     
  • Flexibility in coverage for furloughed employees and those with reduced hours
     
  • Flexibility for certain waiting periods
      
  • Waived the 24-month lock-out for individual members who cancel their policies and want to return

Click on the button below to view COVID-19 resources for members.

Dentists


  • Created a $3 million Provider Assistance Program to provide funds directly to all of our Virginia network dentists. 
     
  • Awarded $280,000 in grants to participating dental practices that were struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and did not qualify for financial assistance through government and other programs.
     
  • Awarded Amazon gift cards to Virginia dental hygienists through #SmilesArentCanceled campaign
     
  • Temporarily increased the reimbursement to dentists for covered services delivered by tele-dentistry
     

Click on the button below to learn more about what we're doing for our dentist community.

Communities


  • Donated $1 million in grants through the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation to dentist offices, safety net dental clinics and non-profits working to meet needs in their communities
     
  • Donated toothbrushes to be included in school-based sack lunch programs
     

Click on the button below to learn more about what we're doing to support smiles across Virginia.

Employees


  • Implemented work-from-home for most of our employees 
     
  • Helped employees cover expenses related to working from home 
     
  • Providing tips and resources on staying healthy
     
  • Putting measures in place for routine cleaning and to ensure employees maintain social distancing when they return to the office
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