We know — organizing your dental coverage makes color-coding your closet sound like a dream. But if you have dental benefits, you should be using them. So get a head start on next year’s benefits game plan. The more you inform yourself, the more comfortable you’ll be with utilizing your benefits fully!
Get insurance organized now for a stress-free year.
• Make a checklist.
Start with the basics — make a list of preventive services you need. You should visit the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup, according to the American Dental Association. If you know you’ll need additional dental work, like fillings or crowns, pencil those procedures in too. If you have pain, that’s a pretty good indicator that you’ll need more that just preventive treatment. But, don’t worry. Most dental procedures are painless in today’s day and age!
• Study your coverage.
Once you know what procedures you need, dive deep into your plan. Familiarize yourself with dental insurance basics.
What’s your deductible? What about your annual maximum? Do you know what these terms mean? If not, brush up on some dental insurance terms. Additionally, it’s helpful to know that most plans cover a percentage of procedures up to a specific dollar amount. Review your benefits contract so you know what’s covered! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
• Construct a timeline.
Write down any procedures that must be done this year. Scatter them accordingly to accommodate your budget and plan coverage.
• Write it down.
A lot can happen in a year! Keep track of any insurance victories or speed bumps. This will keep your mind fresh if you want to adjust your plan come next open enrollment season.
Now, get organized and start making positive changes towards a healthier new year.