Yukon Dental Program Update

 In General News, Group Insurance & Benefits

Effective January 1, 2023, the Government of Yukon implemented a publicly funded Yukon Dental Program for Yukoners who do not presently have dental insurance.

To be eligible for the program Yukoners must:

  • have gross income of $60,000 or less for individuals and $90,000 or less for individuals with two children (the threshold will increase progressively with family size);
  • be enrolled in the Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan and not be eligible for dental coverage under any other insurance program, plan or group; and
  • not be eligible for the Yukon Children’s Dental Program.

The program will be administered by Pacific Blue Cross and will cover dental services with the goal of preventing disease, helping with infection and pain, and restoring chewing and social function (i.e. cleanings, dental exams, fillings, x-rays, extractions, and could include dentures).

Yukon residents eligible for the program and eligible for the Pharmacare and Extended Health Care Benefits programs, and who apply and meet the income threshold, could receive a top-up of $600 each year. Those eligible and have no other dental coverage or benefits, could receive up to $1,300 each year.

The program does not impact employer plans as only those without a dental program would be eligible for the Yukon Dental Program.

For additional information and to confirm eligibility please visit the Yukon’s website here.

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