Since 1968, MESSA has offered dental coverage to supplement its health plans. Because good dental care is an essential component to a person's overall health, MESSA dental plans fill an important need for Michigan school employees. MESSA’s dental plans are underwritten and administered by Delta Dental of Michigan, a non-profit dental care corporation known for its high quality dental programs.
Delta Dental contracts with dentists throughout Michigan to provide high quality care at a reasonable cost. More than 90 percent of Michigan dentists participate with Delta Dental. When you seek services from a dentist who participates with Delta Dental, the dentist will bill Delta Dental directly and your out-of-pocket costs will be limited to the deductible and co-payment for covered charges as specified in your plan. If you choose to see a non-participating dentist, you may have higher out-of-pocket costs and the dentist may not bill Delta Dental directly. For specific details on your benefits, please refer to your Delta Dental plan coverage booklet or access your Delta Dental Subscriber Page.