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Dental Discounts Program

The Union Plus Dental Discounts Program difference:

  • Lowest access fee: Union Plus Dental Discounts Program includes entire household for same fee. Most others charge extra for spouse & dependents.  Complete an application here.
  • Large provider networks
  • Program provider, Careington International, has exemplary reputation
  • Low-cost group plans for local unions

Start saving on your out-of-pocket health costs

Phone: Call 1-877-570-4845 (M-F, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm ET). You can cancel within 30 days and receive a full refund.

Before you make the call, please have the birthdates of any family members you plan to sign-up.

Online: Complete the online membership form to join the Union Plus Health Savings Dental Discounts program.

Check participating providers in your area here.

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Health Savings Dental Discounts Program - $69.95 per year

The Dental Discounts Program offers union members discounts on dental care, vision care, prescription drugs, diabetic supplies, foot and ankle care and hearing care - at participating health care providers. Search for participating health care providers in your area. 

Save 20% to 50% off the standard charges on most dental procedures. Typical services include:

  • annual dental exams,
  • cleanings,
  • fillings,
  • X-rays,
  • root canals,
  • extractions,
  • crowns,
  • bridges,
  • and orthodontics (braces).

See the information below for details on all the discounts you'll receive as part of the Union Plus Health Savings Dental Discounts Program.

With more than 8 million customers and growing, the Union Plus program provider, Careington International, was among the first companies to offer discount dental plans and is a founding member of the Consumer Health Alliance (CHA), a trade group that promotes fair and ethical business practices within the discount health care industry. CHA members work with regulators to adopt industry standards for consumer protection and program integrity.

This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c. 111M and 956 CMR 5.00. The plan provides discounts at certain health care providers for medical services. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not make payments directly to the providers of medical services. Plan members are obligated to pay for all health care services but will receive a discount from those health care providers who have contracted with the discount medical plan organization. You may access a list of participating health care providers at www.UnionPlus.org/HealthSavings. Upon request the plan will make available a written list of participating health care providers. You have the right to cancel within the first 30 days after receipt of membership materials and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5). Discount Medical Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

The program and its administrators have no liability for providing or guaranteeing service by providers or the quality of service rendered by providers. This program is not available in Montana and Vermont. This plan is not currently available in Washington. *Medicare statement applies to MD residents when pharmacy discounts are part of program.



See the tabs below for details. Dental Discounts Program
$69.95 per family per year
Prescription Drugs X
Vision Care X
Dental Care X
Medical & Diabetic Supplies X
Foot & Ankle Care X
Hearing Care X
Nurse Hotline X


Program Features

  Typical included services Providers

Prescription Drugs

Save an average of 15% off brand name drugs
40% off generic drugs
Brand name and generic drugs of all types 56,000 pharmacies nationwide including participating Rite Aid and Safeway stores.
Search for participating pharmacies in your area.
Or get even greater savings when you choose to have convenient, money-saving mail-order prescriptions delivered right to your door.

Vision Care

Save 20% to 40% off the retail price of eyewear.
  • Eye exams,
  • frames,
  • glasses,
  • contact lenses,
  • progressive lenses and
  • upgrades such as UV and scratch resistant coatings.
Over 40,000 providers nationwide, including:
  • independent optometrists,
  • opthalmologists,
  • opticians and
  • leading optical retailers.
Search for a participating vision provider in your area.

Medical & Diabetic Supplies

Save 20% to 40% off retail prices on disposable medical supplies

Save 20% to 30% on durable medical supplies
Disposable medical supplies, including diabetic needles, syringes, test strips and more.

Durable diabetic supplies and other durable medical equipment
Established mail-order program

Orders can be made via phone or mail and are conveniently delivered to your door.

Foot and Ankle Care

Save 20% to 50% off the normal charges for foot and ankle care services
  • Treatment for heel pain, bunions,
  • hammertoes,
  • ingrown toenails,
  • diabetes,
  • arch pain,
  • arthritis and
  • other foot and ankle problems
3,500 podiatrists nationwide

Search for a participating foot care provider in your area.

Hearing Care

Save on hearing evaluations and exams.

Save 20-25% on all hearing aids at any HearPO provider
  • Hearing evaluations and exams
  • hearing tests
  • hearing aids
More than 2,300 locations nationwide.

Search for a participating hearing care provider in your area.

Nurse Hotline

Receive health care advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling a toll free number Receive health care advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Access to a large library of pre-recorded health information topics
24-hour assistance from a licensed registered nurse.

Dental Care

Example of discounts Typical included services Providers
Save 20% to 50% off the standard charges on most dental procedures
  • Annual exams,
  • cleanings,
  • fillings, X-rays,
  • root canals,
  • extractions,
  • crowns
  • bridges,
  • and orthodontics (braces).
Over 111,000 participating dental providers

Search for a participating dental care provider in your area.

Health Care Tips

Are you or someone you know eligible for free or low cost health coverage? Visit the Foundation for Health Coverage Education to learn more. Tips for a healthy lifestyle


This program is for United States residents and not available in Canada and Guam. The Dental Discounts Program is not available in Montana and Vermont.

Who is eligible?

  • Dues-paying labor union members of participating unions
  • Retired union members
  • Widows/widowers of union members
  • Spouse, domestic partners, and children may be included
  • Union Plus credit cardholders

Customer Service

We realize that sometimes you may need help with a concern about using a Union Plus program. The Union Plus Member Advocacy Program, staffed by OPEIU Local 2 members, is here to help you resolve any problems. Contact us at 1-800-472-2005 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, weekdays) or online at UnionPlus.org/Customer.

NOTE: If you have questions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance program (NOT a Union Plus program), you should contact www.medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Member Comments

On 08/14/14 Bella said:

I think this program is amazing. I definitely will get it.

On 12/22/13 anonymous said:

I recomend for the discout plan I have it for me and my wife

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