Not All Dental Insurance Plans Are Created Equal Insurance for your dentistry needs can be extremely comprehensive, or it might just cover something like 10% of your total bill. Just because your job offers benefits like “dental” doesn’t mean those benefits will totally cover associated costs. Oftentimes they won’t. You won’t find out how little
The National Poll on Healthy Aging team acknowledges the unprecedented challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially for older adults and their families. Although our work has shifted to a remote format, the NPHA team remains committed to continuing to share poll results to help inform and improve the overall health and well-being of
Politicians love private insurance. The health care industry loves private insurance. And so this very expensive part of the health care system will keep getting more expensive, Axios' Bob Herman writes from at the conclusion of the JPMorgan Health Care Conference in San Francisco. "Prices are definitely going up," Owen Tripp, CEO of health tech
Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits. To get dental coverage, you need to purchase separate and often costly dental insurance or sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan that includes dental care. Advocates for Medicare beneficiaries are arguing for a change. Common dental procedures or supplies, such as cleanings, fillings,
It sounds cliché to say that it’s hard to believe it’s already December, but it is. With the holidays, end-of-year project wrap-ups, and new-year planning, it can be daunting to also have to think about your benefits — especially your dental benefits—and how to maximize your usage of them. Besides thinking of New Year’s resolutions,
Your baby boomer patients are probably your best patients. Chances are they have been with you for many years and have been loyal and compliant. But here’s a startling fact: 10,000 boomers retire each day, and with that transition, most lose their company-sponsored benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Retiring boomers are searching for
Upon hearing the dreaded words, “You need a root canal,” my heart dropped to my toes. Aside from the anticipation of pain, I knew the procedure was expensive. Unfortunately, if you have a seriously infected tooth, your only choices are to have a root canal — or lose the tooth. What is a root canal?
As we begin making holiday plans, it’s a good reminder to get dental appointments scheduled, particularly if you’ve been putting off something major. The reason? Most dental benefits renew at the beginning of the year, which means all of the money you’ve already paid toward your deductible will start over on Jan. 1, 2020. The
Why Dental Care Matters You know many tips to stay healthy, such as eating fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep, but did you know that practicing proper preventive dental care can also dramatically impact your overall health? Healthy dental hygiene can reduce your risk of developing dental problems, which can be associated
Before open enrollment begins Nov. 1, it’s important to consider which dental benefits work best for you. When researching dental plan offerings, be sure to do your homework. Don’t let dental insurance become an afterthought. Check out the infographic below to see what factors to consider when choosing a dental plan.