Dental Insurance Benefits 2017 Flyer

Most dental insurance providers set a maximum amount they will pay for care per person per calendar year. When the ball drops on 12/31/17, you may potentially lose your maximum remaining benefits for dental care. If there are unused dollars in your flexible spending account (FSA) they will not roll over to 2018, either.

Don’t let your dental insurance in Belmont slip away. Act now by contacting our office to find out if you have benefits left to use in 2017. If you do, don’t wait to schedule an appointment so you can begin or wrap up any treatment before January 1! Our fall schedule always fills up quickly, so contact us ASAP for the most convenient scheduling.

H2: What to Know About Dental Insurance

  • As part of the terms of your insurance plan, your provider will likely cover anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 worth of treatment (or more) per year. But if you have not reached this annual maximum by the end of the year, those benefits will be forfeited. Dental insurance benefits are a use it or lose it kind of thing!
  • Because some restorative care requires several appointments to complete, it is in your best interest to schedule an appointment today to get started. We can help maximize your benefits to reduce the amount you have to pay out of pocket.
  • If you have any money left over in a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), be aware that those funds will not roll over, either. They can be used for dental care and appliances -- so don’t let that money go to waste.
  • You may save money later on by having preventive care taken care of in 2017. Your insurance plan may completely cover treatments like checkups, cleanings, dental sealants, and x-rays -- but these services may count toward your annual maximum. Completing these services in 2017 allows you to save the full amount of your benefits for 2018, when you may need them more.
  • While some insurance plans do feature a rollover period when you can use your funds after the new year begins, the maximum amount of those benefits do not roll over.

Many families pay a considerable amount for dental insurance -- and you can keep your unused benefits from going to waste. Act now by scheduling an appointment with your “dentist near me” to get started on your dental care, and don’t forget to take advantage of any remaining funds in your FSA (flexible spending account) or HSA (health savings account), too.

November and December are always busy at our practice, so act early! We can confirm your insurance benefits and if you have any unused benefits for 2017.