Blog Posts Categorized: Insurance Explained



April 20th, 2017
How do you measure the value of your dental plan?

There’s more than one way to look at the value of your dental plan. You can compare network sizes, utilization rates and the money saved – but the effective discount, which measures savings on claims both in and out of the network – is the most accurate way to measure the value of your dental… Read more »

April 12th, 2017
The Numbers Behind the Network

How is your insurance company counting its dentists? The answer matters. One of the largest factors behind what kind of discount your dental benefits plan offers you is the size of its network – how many dentists are a part of their plans. But how they count those dentists matters.     Methods of counting… Read more »

March 29th, 2017
Individual and Family Insurance: How it works, and why you might need it

You brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance? Several reasons, actually. The only way to know if your teeth – and mouth – are healthy is by checking in with your dentist regularly. Normal checkups often result in catching issues in your mouth before… Read more »

March 23rd, 2017
How do you choose a dental plan? Here are the basics.

Choosing a plan can be tough. We lay out the basics to help you decide:   Evaluate your needs. Everyone has different dental health needs – including you and the dependents covered under your plan. Individuals with risk factors such as tobacco use or prior cavities will have different needs, and families with children will… Read more »

December 19th, 2016
Purchase your dental plan on the exchange? Here’s what you should know before Jan. 1

2016 is wrapping up and it’s time to start looking forward to next year. If you purchased a dental benefits plan on the MNsure.org or Healthcare.gov state exchange anytime in 2016, your plans will reset on January 1. Here’s what you should know: All benefits, regardless of when purchased, will reset on January 1, 2017…. Read more »

November 16th, 2016
What Dental Benefits Do – and Don’t Do