Posts Tagged: dental benefits



November 30th, 2017
Use your benefits before the year is over

  Most companies opt for health benefits that begin January 1, so if you get your dental benefits through your employer, odds are your benefits will expire at the end of the year. Remember, if you don’t use them, you lose them – so use your benefits before it’s too late! Know your plan details. Get… Read more »

October 11th, 2017
Avoid surprises – get a pre-treatment estimate!

It’s a season of surprises, but that doesn’t mean your dental bill should catch you off guard! Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental. A free pre-treatment estimate, sometimes called a pre-determination or pre-authorization, gives patients an approximate idea of how much a… Read more »

October 9th, 2017
Dental Benefits After Retirement

For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits! Most retirees lose employer-sponsored dental coverage when they leave the workforce. While some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental benefits, not all seniors… Read more »

August 14th, 2017
Common Dental Procedures for Kids

Often, parents worry about their kids’ health more than their own. Understanding how your dental benefits cover preventive procedures can help start your children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. When it comes to keeping kids’ mouths healthy, routine oral health habits – such as brushing twice a day, flossing once a… Read more »

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 »

January 12th, 2017
24 things more expensive than dental insurance