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New series seeks to share guidance on how to relieve dental insurance headaches

By |2021-02-02T14:08:21-05:00February 2nd, 2021|insurance, News|

ADA News is launching a new series called Dental Insurance Hub to help dentists and their dental teams overcome dental insurance obstacles so they can focus on patient care. The series of articles, kicking off in March, will provide members ready-to-use dental insurance solutions and share advocacy that helps the profession hold dental insurance companies

The Health 202: Health insurers balk at last-minute deal in Congress on surprise medical bills

By |2020-12-14T08:18:35-05:00December 14th, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, Legislation, News|

Health insurers are furiously lobbying Congress to tweak a last-minute deal on protecting Americans from surprise medical bills — one that is viewed as favoring doctors over them. But they’re up against a ticking clock, heavy influence from private-equity-backed physician groups — and the reality that the pandemic boosted their profits even as medical providers

Use Your Dental Insurance Before Year’s End

By |2020-12-06T10:40:37-05:00December 6th, 2020|insurance, News|

The end of the year is full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care and dental plan benefits covered by your insurance. Are insurance concerns not high on your holiday

3 Ways Having Dental Insurance Pays Off in the Long Term

By |2020-12-06T10:25:30-05:00December 6th, 2020|insurance, News|

If you’re deciding whether to invest in dental insurance for 2021, it’s important to realize how regular dental care can help preserve your health — dental and medical — years down the line. For people trying to achieve a healthy smile for as long as possible, dental insurance makes it easier to invest in the

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond

By |2020-11-18T17:01:33-05:00November 18th, 2020|Covid, insurance, Teledentistry, telemedicine|

With COVID-19, teledentistry skyrocketed into the dental headlines in 2020. Now, with dental patients preparing for open insurance enrollment, what benefit will they see in teledentistry and will it become even bigger in 2021? That's one of the biggest questions I wanted to ask Dr. Maria Kunstadter and Dr. Katina Spadoni as this year winds down. Kunstadter

Claim denials: Know your rights when filing an appeal

By |2020-10-30T17:56:18-04:00October 30th, 2020|insurance, News|

Quick Summary: It is very important that dentists and their teams know and understand their rights when appealing a claim denial and how the law can protect you and your patient. To minimize the frustration of dealing with a claim denial, it is important to understand how a lot of claims are processed today. By Cindy Hartwell,

Be Smart – don’t waste your dental insurance

By |2020-09-16T15:24:33-04:00September 15th, 2020|insurance|

In this era of uncertainty everyone needs to be careful about so many things. It’s always true  that regular dental visits save money in the long run. If you are fortunate enough to have dental benefits it’s imperative to use them to their fullest. Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true.

Preserve dental benefits for our most vulnerable citizens

By |2020-08-04T13:44:34-04:00August 3rd, 2020|insurance, seniors|

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our state’s budget. Once again, dental care for poor adults is on the chopping block. Eliminating dental benefits for adults using Medicaid will not solve our budget problems — and will lead to more unnecessary suffering. Good oral health is essential to our health and well-being. It helps us to

UnitedHealth Group posts $6.6B in Q2 profit amid COVID-19 care deferrals

By |2020-07-15T10:59:11-04:00July 15th, 2020|coronavirus, insurance, insurance executives, News|

UnitedHealth Group reported $6.6 billion in profit for the second quarter, beating Wall Street projections. That's also a significant increase in profit compared to the second quarter of 2019, where the healthcare giant brought in $3.3 billion, according to its earnings report (PDF) issued Wednesday. UnitedHealth's mid-year profits sit at $10 billion, compared to $6.8 billion in the first half

Convergence of Dental, Health Insurance Increases

By |2020-07-09T09:08:54-04:00July 2nd, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, News|

Of the 87% of executives who see convergence already happening, 89% say it is accelerating—up from 21% who said the same in 2018. While dental payers feel less threatened by health plans, health insurers are much more interested in offering dental benefits now than they were two years ago, according to the report, “Convergence of