Author: Pam Strahs
The end of the year is fast approaching, and with that comes Open Enrollment!
Here are a few things to consider when choosing or changing you're existing dental coverage:
- Will retain the freedom to choose the dentist/office I want to be seen in?
- What type of routine dental care is covered?
- What major dental care is covered?
- How will this plan cover disgnostic and preventative services? Will it cover services such as sealants and flouride treatments, which may save patients money in the future? Will it provide for full-mouth x-rays?
- Does the plan cover routine dental care? Like crowns, root canals, oral surgery and treatment of periodontal diseases?
- What major dental care is covered? Does the plan cover dentures, fixed bridges, implants or treatment for temporomandibular disorders?
- Does the plan cover orthodontic treatment? What limitations are there on age or multiple stage treatment? Is there a lifetime maximum?
- What limitations does the plan place on pre-existing conditions, like missing teeth and existing prostheses?
- Will the plan allow for care by specialists? Is coverage limited to contracted specialists, or may patients see the specialist of their choice?
- How does the plan provide for emergency treatment? Is there coverage when a patient must see a non contracted dentist after hours or while traveling?
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call to discuss new or existing coverage!