- Robert P. Choi, DDS
New Year. New Benefits
It’s February! Have you stuck to your New Years resolutions this year so far? An excellent habit that’s fairly simple to keep is your oral health. With a renewal of your dental insurance benefits in the new year, it’s a great time to pick up this resolution. If you didn't make the most of your insurances plan's benefits last year, be sure to do a little planning now so you don't waste a single dollar!
Many of our insured patients don’t know that at the start of every their your benefits are renewed, and that it's lost at the end of the year if not used. Our savviest patients know to plan ahead. Here are our top four tips to make sure you use up all your dental coverage.
Four Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits
#1 Get Your Hygiene Cleaning Now
Schedule your first cleaning of the year before March rolls around. Most insurances cover up to 2 cleanings every 6 months. Getting one early in the year ensures you meet any eligibility requirements for the year so you can schedule your second cleaning.
#2 Schedule Early
Some treatment can take more than one appointment to complete with weeks between appointments and that’s after waiting for any pre-approval from your insurance company. Scheduling early can will help make sure you complete major treatment.
#3 Plan Ahead Speak with Dr. Choi about procedures about properly timing significant treatment plans. Sometimes, it may make sense to straddle your visit across two years to fully realize your dental benefits.
#4 Apply for CareCredit
CareCredit is a healthcare financing that can help get the care you need by breaking down your costs into lower monthly payments. Most insurances do not cover all necessary treatment and CareCredit can help supplement your coverage.
By starting the year off early, and working with us to develop a solid plan of action, you won't leave a single dollar behind when you ring in 2020. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and to inquire about applying for CareCredit.