UK Supplementary Insurance information: DPAS #supplementary #insurance
UK Supplementary Insurance information
Scope of cover
The Supplementary Insurance provides cover for costs incurred for temporary dental treatment as a result of a dental emergency when away from home or abroad, and cover towards the cost of permanent dental treatment following a dental injury. It also provides for the payment of out-of-hours fees when dentists are required to open their dental surgery to treat a patient in an emergency. There is also a hospital cash benefit payable when a patient is under the care of a dental or oral/maxillo facial surgeon and a cash benefit payable following the diagnosis of mouth cancer.
This cover is provided at a fraction of the cost of similar cover arranged by patients on an individual basis. The DPAS Insurance Team strives to ensure that the policy remains at the forefront of the marketplace, so that patients receive the highest levels of cover at unbeatable value.
Premium and duration
The Supplementary Insurance is a monthly contract, which continues for as long as the patient continues to pay monthly premiums. The monthly premium payable is incorporated within the monthly fee paid by the patient to be a member of the dental plan.
The Supplementary Insurance is administered by DPAS Ltd as agents for the underwriters Chubb European Group Limited (Chubb). Both DPAS and Chubb are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Chubb (and its predecessor company CIGNA International) has more years of experience of underwriting dental accident and emergency insurance than any other underwriter operating in the United Kingdom.
The Supplementary Insurance may be cancelled by the patient within 14 days of receiving the policy document should it be decided that the insurance does not meet his/her requirements. Upon return of the policy document to DPAS a full refund of any premium paid will be allowed, provided no claims have been made. As the Supplementary Insurance is an integral part of the dental plan, cancellation of the insurance will automatically cancel the patients membership of the dental plan.
Claims are handled by the Insurance Department of DPAS on behalf of the Supplementary Insurance underwriters, Chubb European Group Limited. The claims process is made as simple and efficient as possible, and is designed to enable claims to be processed promptly. Claim Forms are available from DPAS or can be printed from the PDF shown below.
Levels of cover, Terms and Conditions
There are two levels of cover to choose from level A and level B, where level B has treatment limits approximately 25% higher than those of level A. It is for the practice to decide the level of cover it wishes to make available to dental plan patients, reflecting up-to-date treatment charges to ensure that sufficient funds are available to the patient in the event of an accident or emergency. Once the choice is made by the practice, all plan patients receive the same level of cover. For full details of the treatment limits, exclusions, terms and conditions of the Supplementary Insurance levels A and B please click on the links below.
Discussions held by DPAS with the FCA, have determined that practices including Supplementary Insurance as a mandatory feature of their dental plans do not need to register with or be authorised or regulated by the FCA. DPAS will work with practices to make sure that the Supplementary Insurance is operated by the practice in the correct manner and that all FCA compliance guidelines are followed. Patients who are automatically covered by the Supplementary Insurance are considered to be consumers for the purposes of FCA regulation. In all dealings with those patients DPAS and Chubb will embrace all of the requirements of the FCA initiatives for Treating Customers Fairly .
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