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Dental & vision plans

Dental & vision plans

Information about your employee dental and vision insurance plans

Dental plans 

Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health. Your dental coverage encourages regular preventive care, helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and helps you pay for a broad range of other dental services when treatment is needed.

King County pays for dental coverage for you and your eligible family members. Employees in the Regular and Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups have two dental plan options: Delta Dental PPO and Cigna Dental HMO. Employees in other benefit groups receive dental coverage from the Delta Dental PPO plan. The Dental Plan Comparison summarizes the key features of both dental plans.

Delta Dental PPO Plan

Delta Dental offers one of the largest network of dental providers in the country. This plan covers diagnostic and preventive services at 100%. Note: Deputy Sheriff plan members pay 0 – 30% for preventive services, according to their incentive benefit level. 

The plan offers an incentive program for restorative services and crowns. If you see a dentist at least once per year for a covered service, the percentage you pay for restorative services and crowns decreases each year, until the amount you pay for restorative services reaches 0% and the amount you pay for crowns reaches 15%. See the Delta Dental Benefits Booklet (page 3) on the Benefits Summaries page for more information on incentive levels.

For orthodontia, you pay 50% of the cost, with a lifetime maximum benefit of $2,500 per person. The plan has a maximum annual benefit limit of $2,500 per person.

Find a Delta Dental PPO provider at Delta Dental of Washington.

Delta Dental does not use ID cards. 

For plan details, see the Dental Plan Comparison, and go to Benefits Summaries.

Delta Dental contact information

  • Policy #s: Regular: 0152-30050; Transit ATU 587: 0037-0001(Full-time full benefits and part-time full benefits) and 0152-30030 (Part-time partial benefits); Deputy Sheriff: 0285-00000
  • Phone: 866-229-4102
  • Email: Delta Dental
  • Web: Delta Dental

Cigna Dental HMO Plan

This plan is offered in addition to the Delta Dental PPO plan to the Regular and Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups. With the Cigna Dental HMO plan, you choose a primary network dentist, who provides most of your care and refers you to specialists. The plan offers a large network of dentists and specialists with generous orthodontia coverage for both children and adults. This plan has no deductible and no annual maximum benefit, which means there is no limit to the dollar amount they will pay per year.
Find a provider at Cigna Dental Care Access Plus Provider Directory. Enter your zip code and select "doctor by type" to find dentists or orthodontists or call Cigna at 800-244-6224.
Cigna Dental does not use ID cards.
Cigna Dental contact information

Vision plan 

Your vision benefits, through Vision Service Plan (VSP), make it easy for you to get the eye care you need.

You may use any eye care provider you want, but if you see a VSP provider, your out-of-pocket expenses are generally lower and the provider automatically files your claim. Kaiser Permanente provides routine vision exams under its medical plan, but none of the other vision benefits, such as frames, lenses, and contacts.

VSP Plan Feature (In Network)
Member Pays
Eye Exam (every 12 months)
$10 copay
Lenses: Single, Bifocal, Trifocal (every 12 months)
Frames (every 24 months)
$200 allowance* +
20% off balance
Contact Lenses (every 12 months in lieu of glasses)
$200 allowance*
Contact Lens Exam (fitting and evaluation)
Up to $60 copay
* Allowance for Regular and Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups is $200, allowance
   for all other benefit groups is $130.


For plan details, see Benefits Summaries.

VSP contact information

  • Policy #s: Regular 12-029826-2006, Transit 12-029826-2014 (Full-time full benefits and part-time full benefits) and 12-029826-2004 (Part-time partial benefits), Sheriff  12-029826-2012 
  • Phone: 800-877-7195, 800-428-4833 (TTY)
  • Email: VSP
  • Web: VSP
  • Claims: VSP, P.O. Box 385018, Birmingham, AL 35238-5018 VSP Claim Form
Benefits and retirement

Phone 206-684-1556
Fax: 206-296-7700

Phone hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays

Fax: 206-296-7678