Can you believe it’s already November? This time of year always sneaks up us, the dental team you trust at Premier Family Dental. It’s the busiest time at our office, as people scramble to get their smiles looking great in time for the holiday season, and rush to make the most of their annual dental benefits at the same time. Did you know that if you’ve got dental insurance, chances are very good your benefits won’t roll over until 2016? Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Rick Cofer, your family dentist in Waco.
Your 2015 Dental Benefits: Use Them Before They Expire
You’ve paid for your dental insurance all year — and you deserve to take advantage of the benefits you’ve earned. Almost all insurance plans run on a calendar year, meaning any money that’s leftover in your flex or health savings account will be lost beginning January 1. And if you’ve got a health insurance plan with a yearly maximum that you haven’t yet met, you’ll lose that, too.
Knowing the ins and outs of your insurance plan isn’t easy — but if there’s one thing you should know when it comes to your dental benefits, it’s use ‘em, or lose ‘em.
How to Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits
Now that you know the importance of using your dental benefits, it’s time to take the next steps for your budget, and your oral health.
- First, call your dental insurance company and find out exactly how much money you have to spend before the year ends. And while you’re on the phone, find out which dental treatments are covered by your plan — preventive care (cleanings, exams and x-rays) certainly, but some cosmetic dentistry procedures may be, too.
- Once you fully understand your benefits and what you’re entitled to, call our office to schedule an appointment for you and your family as soon as possible. December is our busiest month, so the earlier you call, the easier it is for all of us!
Use Your Dental Benefits For Your Oral Health
When you make sure you’re really getting the most out of your dental insurance before the year’s end, you’re not just helping your budget. You’re also taking advantage of important preventive care — like your twice annual dental exam, which allows your dentist to check for small signs of larger problems, like gum disease and even oral cancer.
If you know you’re owed dental benefits, you’re among the fortunate — now be sure to use them! Don’t let the money you’re entitled to go to waste. Call the office of Dr. Rick Cofer at Premier Family Dental today — we’re standing by to help you save money and enjoy better oral health, just in time for the new year.