Dental

The company offers dental coverage for you and your eligible dependents for routine dental care, as well as treatment for more major services, including orthodontia for children under age 25.

Important Information About Your Dental Plan Benefits
Is Provided Separately
The company offers a Dental PPO Plan (administered by Delta Dental) at all A. H. Belo locations. For general information, take a look at the highlights and summary in the left navigation.

A Dental HMO Plan is also offered at all A. H. Belo locations. For general information, check out the schedule of benefits in the left navigation. For specific Dental HMO Plan details, please refer to the separate MetLife Dental HMO Evidence of Coverage.
To get the most from your coverage, be sure you know:
How much you can save by using network dentists
When you need to precertify services, such as for dental treatment that costs $300 or more
If your out-of-network doctor charges more than reasonable and customary amounts
How the payment schedule differs for orthodontia claims

When Coverage Begins

When you first join the company, your dental coverage begins on the first of the month after you have two continuous months of service with the company, provided you have enrolled within 31 days of your eligibility period.

When Coverage Ends

Generally, dental coverage under A. H. Belo’s plan for you and your enrolled dependents ends when you:
No longer meet the eligibility requirements described in Eligibility and Participation section (see Who Is Eligible)
Terminate employment with A. H. Belo (effective at the end of the month you terminate)
Cancel or drop coverage
Stop making any required payments for coverage
Die
Coverage also ends if the plan is terminated, your employer stops participating in the plan or the plan is amended to terminate coverage for a group or class of individuals that includes you.

Dental Contacts

Plan
Provider/ Administrator
Telephone Number
Web Site Address
Dental PPO
Delta Dental PPO
1-800-521-2651
Dental HMO
MetLife DHMO
1-800-653-7353



Additional Assistance
Telephone Number
Email Address
A. H. Belo Benefits
If you need additional assistance, contact your local Human Resource representative.
Dallas: 214-977-7210
Representatives are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.