Fillable [.pdf] application form and program guidelines for the DDSD Reimbursement Advance Program
DDSD is creating two financial support programs to help our participating dentists through the unprecedented disruption in providing dental care.
Details of the Reimbursement Advance Program and application form were issued on Tues., March 31, 2020 and are provided below.
More information about the interest-free Loan Assistance Program will be provided by Mon., April 20, 2020.
The Reimbursement Advance Program is intended to provide dental practices a cash flow to help cover the operating expenses of the practice. This program is voluntary, and all interested practices will need to apply.
Application and payment timeline
How to apply
Applying is easy in 2 simple steps. DDSD will notify practices of application approval using the email listed on the application.
Complete the 1-page application form in its entirety, and sign it.
Submit the signed, completed application using one of the following methods:
Delta Dental of SD
Attn: Reimbursement Advance Application
PO Box 1157
Pierre, SD 57501
Pandemic financial support is provided only through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). It's available free to Delta Dental participating dentists. Enrolling is possible by either paper or electronic form.
March 24, 2020
Dear DDSD Participating Dentists,
First and foremost, we hope that you, your families, your staff, and your patients are staying healthy during this time of uncertainty and change. COVID-19 is impacting nearly every aspect of our lives, and we understand that the ADA recommendation to limit services to emergency treatment will likely result in significant financial strain, especially for the next two months.
With that in mind, the DDSD Board of Directors approved two programs to provide financial support to DDSD participating dentists’ practices. Dentists’ practices may participate in both programs.
Advance amounts will equal $10,000 per month for solo practices and $20,000 per month for practices with more than one dentist. The monthly advances will be in addition to any ongoing reimbursement payments, such as claim payments for emergency care. Total advances will be up to $20,000 for solo practices or $40,000 for practices with more than one dentist. The advances will be recovered by DDSD in twenty equal payments starting with the June 10 check run and continue through December 20, 2020. Any unrecovered payments at that time will be subject to a final settlement on December 31, 2020.
Additional details on the Reimbursement Advance Program, including how to apply and the timeline for April and May payments will be provided no later than Tuesday, March 31.
This program will provide zero interest loans of up to $20,000 per practice, repayable by July 1, 2021, with the opportunity to have a portion of the loan forgiven for maintaining or increasing access to care for Medicaid recipients.
Additional details on the Loan Assistance Program, including program guidelines and application process, will be available by April 20, 2020, with loan distribution available in May.
Updated information will be provided to you as soon as possible in future communications by email and on this special financial support webpage.
We have had to adjust our operations because of the pandemic, and ask your patience as we develop these programs. Our contact center will not yet have additional detail to provide, but immediate questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of us at Delta Dental of South Dakota are committed to be your partners to achieve our mission of better oral health for all South Dakotans.
President and CEO
Delta Dental of South Dakota