If you have dental insurance in Meriden, your plan will likely provide a benefit for treatment of anywhere between $1,000 and $1,500 per year. But on 12/31/17, your unused benefits will expire. You may also lose the money that you have in a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) as those funds don’t usually roll over.
Act now to take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits. When you contact our office, we will check with your insurance provider to see if you have any benefits left for the year. If you do, we’ll schedule an appointment right away. Our fall schedule always fills up fast, so contact us today to book a visit ASAP!
What You Need to Know About Dental Insurance
You are eligible for anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 worth of dental benefits care per year, and maybe more, depending on your plan. But any benefits that remain at the end of the calendar year may not roll over to the next -- meaning you will have to say goodbye to potentially thousands of dollars worth of care.
Because some treatments require multiple visits to the dentist, scheduling an appointment now is the best way to ensure you have plenty of time to complete any work you need. Our team will work with you to help reduce your out of pocket dental expenses.
Money in an FSA or HSA can be put toward dental care. At the end of the year, you may be able to roll some of your funds over to 2018, but the majority of any money you or your employer have contributed will be lost.
By taking care of your preventive care -- like a year-end checkup and cleaning -- may reduce your out-of-pocket costs for 2018. These services are often covered at 100% by insurance, but may count toward your annual maximum. Having them taken care of before the new year may help you save money for care when you need it later on.
Sometimes dental insurance plans come with a rollover period that allows you to use benefits the next year. This rollover is usually limited to a small portion of your benefits and not the total amount.
Families pay a considerable amount for dental insurance each year. Don’t let your benefits go to waste! Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Meriden to make the most out of your benefits in 2017 -- and that means taking advantage of any funds in an FSA or HSA, too. Fall is always the busiest time at our dental practice, so don’t wait to book your visit! Our front desk will perform a verification of benefits to find out whether or not you have any benefits to use before the new year begins.
We want to help you make the most of your remaining benefits!
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