seniors

Is It Worth It for Seniors to Buy Dental Insurance?

By |2021-03-04T16:41:18-05:00March 4th, 2021|insurance, News, seniors|

Seniors are often faced with a difficult choice when it comes to their dental health. Original Medicare doesn't offer any coverage for routine dental care, and without employer subsidies, private dental insurance for seniors can be more pricey than expected. Here's how to figure out how to get the best value for your dental insurance

Half of adults over 65 lack dental insurance, study finds

By |2021-02-28T17:06:36-05:00February 26th, 2021|seniors|

A December 2019 poll conducted by the University of Michigan revealed that around 50% of adults aged 65 to 80 go without dental insurance. The same poll, titled the University of Michigan National Poll on Health Aging, also found that cost is a main factor in choosing whether or not to opt-in to dental insurance

What’s Better: A Dental Implant or a Bridge?

By |2021-01-23T21:36:03-05:00January 22nd, 2021|News, seniors|

Tooth loss is extremely common. It’s estimated that 69 percentTrusted Source of adults 35 to 44 have lost at least one adult tooth. By age 74, about a quarter of Americans lose all of their adult teeth. When you lose a tooth, it’s essential to get a proper replacement to keep the rest of your

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

Medicare doesn’t cover dental care. For many Florida seniors, that’s a problem

By |2020-01-13T08:40:07-05:00January 12th, 2020|Medicare, News, seniors|

Sonia Domínguez, 74, and her husband, Miguel Morejón, 81, can’t recall the last time they’ve seen a dentist in Miami, the city they’ve called home for more than two decades. “It may have been around three, four years ago,” said Domínguez. “Probably more.” At issue isn’t a lack of dental problems, but a lack of

Medicare dental legislation: A popular and wise investment

By |2019-12-26T17:01:30-05:00December 25th, 2019|Medicare, News, seniors|

Amidst all of the political noise in recent weeks, the House of Representatives passed a policy that could transform health care for tens of millions of Americans. It may even be something that will please everyone. The provision is based on an idea that is wildly popular with voters of all political stripes and backgrounds:

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,

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

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

By |2019-09-05T16:06:57-04:00September 4th, 2019|insurance, News, seniors|

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline. Two Rutgers studies, co-authored by Darina Petrovsky, Bei Wu, and Weiyu Mao, and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, explored the relationship

Dental visits start declining as people get older — and there’s a painful price to pay

By |2019-07-26T09:10:51-04:00July 25th, 2019|seniors|

U.S. adults are less likely to visit the dentist around age 80, according to new research. And that trend that could have far-reaching health and economic consequences. The study, published in the journal Research on Aging, analyzed the use of dental services among adults aged 50 and older using five waves of the University of