Blog Posts Categorized: Insurance Explained



August 28th, 2017
Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you

Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start. Here are a few key factors to consider when starting your decision-making process:   Your Network Seeing an in-network dentist will save you the most out-of-pocket costs. There… Read more »

July 25th, 2017
Confused about your dental network? We’ve got you covered

Whether you’re looking for a dental plan or already have one, one of the most important factors you can consider is your dentist network. Which network provides the greatest savings? How many dentists are involved? Are fees negotiated? Check out our chart below to make understanding your dental networks easy:  

July 11th, 2017
Now that my treatment is complete, what happens to my payment?

The pathway for dental claims can be complicated and intricate. Wondering what happens to your claim after you pay for a dental treatment? Take a peek behind the curtain: At the time of service, the dental office staff will usually ask you to pay your estimated portion. The clerk submits the claim electronically. The claim… Read more »

June 8th, 2017
Planning Ahead: Schedule Back-to-School Dental Appointments Today

  With the school year just over, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is going back to school. But before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer. Many states require children to… Read more »

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 »