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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

COVID-19 Adds Suspense to Dental Insurance

By |2020-04-29T12:16:39-04:00April 29th, 2020|Covid, insurance, News|

COVID-19 is shaking up a strong, steady health insurance sector: the dental insurance market. Amy Friedrich, president of the U.S. insurance solutions division at Principal Financial Group Inc., talked about the impact of the pandemic today, during a conference call with securities analysts that was streamed live on the web. Federal officials have advised dentists

CVS’ Merlo was the top paid health insurance CEO in 2019. Here’s a look at what other payer CEOs earned

By |2020-04-27T10:03:10-04:00April 27th, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, News|

Health insurance CEOs earned a pretty penny in 2019. At the top of the list is CVS Health chief Larry Merlo, who earned $36.5 million in total compensation last year. That was about $10 million ahead of the next-highest earner, Centene Corporation's Michael Neidorff. CVS Health was also among the profitable payer companies overall last

Top 4 Tips To Maximize Your Dental Insurance Coverage

By |2020-04-05T21:10:22-04:00April 4th, 2020|insurance, News|

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

Dental Care & Coverage After 65: Experiences & Perspectives

By |2020-03-25T13:05:23-04:00March 25th, 2020|insurance, Medicare, News|

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

1 big thing: Private insurance is a pot of gold

By |2020-01-20T08:45:38-05:00January 17th, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, News|

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

Movement Grows to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare

By |2019-12-20T13:41:16-05:00December 20th, 2019|insurance, Medicare, News, seniors|

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,

Take stock of your dental benefits before year-end

By |2019-12-20T13:43:40-05:00December 19th, 2019|insurance, News|

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,

Membership plans—A coverage solution for your retiring baby boomer patients

By |2019-12-08T09:35:50-05:00December 3rd, 2019|insurance, News, seniors|

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

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost? Often, the bill for a root canal is as painful as the procedure

By |2019-11-12T12:18:25-05:00November 12th, 2019|insurance, News|

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?