Use Or Lose?

It is hard to believe but 2013 is almost over. Now is the time to get any dental treatments done that you may have been holding off on. Your dental insurance plan sets a maximum on the amount of money they will pay each year. Although, maximums vary from one plan to another the average yearly maximum is $1,000. If you don’t use your benefits you will lose them. They cannot be carried over to the next year.

Contact your dental insurance company or our office to find out the amount of your remaining dental benefits. Even if you don’t need extensive dental treatments, you should use the benefit for an examination and prophylaxis (cleaning) to prevent them in the future. Routine visits can detect early problems like gum disease or oral cancer.

Another reason to use your dental benefits before December 31st is possible coverage changes. Some insurance companies make changes to the benefits they provide, which could include increased co-pays and changes in covered procedures.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.