9225 Ulmerton Road Ste 310 Largo, FL 33771     Phone: (727) 210-0980    Fax: (727) 210-0747

SmileCard and Master Plan Discount Dental Programs

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Dental care you can depend on

Regular professional dental care is as important as daily brushing to maintain your healthy smile. As a trusted benefits organization, we understand the expectations of our members, and it’s our goal to deliver superior dental benefits that are designed with you and your family mind. Our SmileCard and Master Plan benefits are competitively priced and deliver hassle-free professional services throughout the year. We have developed support systems for individuals and families that assist in obtaining the services you need and expect from your dental benefits carrier.

Our number one goal is to provide the best dental care benefits based on your specific needs and for you to have a superior service experience every time you engage our company. Our team of sales and customer service professionals are always eager to assist you.

Why should you choose Argus?

Individuals and families all agree that when it comes to selecting a dental plan that has all of their needs in mind, they choose Argus. We just make it “easy” to do business!

Benefits are easy to understand
Less “hassle-factor” at the dental office
Faster, more accurate claim payments
Better value of premium vs. benefits received AAAHC Three Year Accreditation

Argus Dental & Vision, Inc. is licensed through the Florida Department of Insurance as a Pre-Paid Limited Health Organization (PLHSO), a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) and as a Third Party Administrator (TPA).

Our Dental Provider Network

Argus has built one of the largest proprietary dental networks in Florida with a national partnership throughout the U.S. Our network of dentists continues to grow at a rapid rate and Argus regularly invests in network expansion and retention to offer our members their choice of dentists from over 100,000 combinations of partnering general and specialty locations. All Argus participating dentists are credentialed in accordance with guidelines set forth by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Argus Dental is the first dental plan to meet nationally recognized standards for quality care through our AAAHC accreditation.

What is SmileCard and Master Plan?

SmileCard and Master Plan are both discount dental plans designed to reduce the high costs associated with maintaining good oral health. Members can save between 25% and 70% on services performed by a network General Dentist or Specialist. In order to receive benefits as a member of SmileCard or Master Plan through Argus Dental Plan, you must seek treatment from a provider listed in the directory under the heading of General Dentistry. To obtain benefit information and ensure your information is submitted to the network dentist you choose, simply call our Customer Care Department.

What does my membership include?

NO LIMIT ON VISITS OR SERVICES

SmileCard and Master Plan are discount plans, so there are no limits on the visits or services that you obtain from your network dental provider, except for the preventive services listed above under the Master Plan.

NO DEDUCTIBLES

Unlike most dental coverage, Argus doesn’t require you to pay an out-of-pocket deductible. Your savings begin with your first treatment.

NO WAITING PERIODS

Call any dentist in the Argus SmileCard or Master Plan directory to schedule an appointment on or after your effective date of coverage. The SmileCard and MasterPlan directories are available online at www.argusdental.com.

SPECIALTY CARE INCLUDED

If you obtain care from an Argus SmileCard or MasterPlan specialist, you will receive a 25% discount off the dentist’s customary fees.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS INCLUDED

Services such as teeth whitening, smile enhancements (veneers), bonding and white fillings are included in your savings at a minimum of 25% discount.

CHANGE DENTISTS WHENEVER YOU LIKE

Simply call any dentist under the Argus SmileCard of Master Plan directory to schedule an appointment.

DENTAL EMERGENCIES

If you have a dental emergency, you simply call your Argus General Dentist or our Customer Care Department immediately. Members who are more than 100 miles away from their Participating General Dentist may have emergency care rendered by any licensed dentist. For Smile Card members only, Argus will reimburse expenses for such out-of-area emergency care for up to $25 per occurrence, not to exceed $50 per Member per year when documentation is received by Plan within 30 days of treatment. You must submit a copy of the bill incurred as a result of such dental emergency to Smile Card, along with a brief explanation as to the unavailability of your dentist. Please include your name, address and telephone number on all pages.

ABOUT ARGUS DENTAL & VISION, INC.
SmileCard:
This plan is NOT INSURANCE and does not make payments to the provider of services directly. The plan member is obligated to pay for all health care services and will receive a discount from the providers who participate in the network.