Is this an insurance plan?
No, this is not an insurance plan. GEHA Connection Dental Discount® Plan provides you with discounted prices on a wide range of dental and vision care services and products; you will pay for services at the discounted price at the time services are received.
How does GEHA Connection Dental Discount Plan work?
First, you can find participating providers by using the Provider Search page on this website or by calling 833.797.7222. After confirming the provider's continued participation when making an appointment, members just show their membership card at the time of service. Members are responsible for paying all fees directly to the provider.
Can I use my membership when I travel away from home?
Yes, your GEHA Connection Dental Discount Plan card can be used at any participating provider in the United States. All you need is your member ID number to receive your savings.
What provider can I go to?
How can I get additional membership cards?
If you need additional cards for your household, or have lost your card, please call Member Services at 833.797.7222. We will be happy to send additional cards to you.
Can I go to a provider that does not participate?
You may go to the provider of your choice. However, you will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider.
If my provider refers me to a specialist who is not in the network, do I still get a discount?
You will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider. Print out a list of participating providers to share with your provider to see if he/she could recommend any of the participating specialist locations.
What if I feel the provider overcharged me?
You can send a copy of your bill and a written letter to the administrator of the plan, Careington International Corporation, Attn: GEHA Provider Relations, PO Box 2568, Frisco, TX 75034. They will investigate your inquiry, and you will be contacted regarding the findings.
How will my purchase appear on my credit card statement?
Your statement will have a charge from "Careington International" for the purchase amount of your plan.
What if I have a complaint about a provider?
Once I select a provider, am I assigned to that provider? How often can I change providers?
Another great feature of GEHA Connection Dental Discount Plan is your ability to select any provider from the network. You can change providers at any time, and household members can select their own provider. Call Member Services at 833.797.7222 for help finding participating providers.
What should I say when I call a provider to make sure they participate?
The provider will recognize the name of the network with which they participate, so when you call, it is important to use the name of the correct network: C500 for dental, and VSP for vision.