Annual Dental Benefits: Use Them Or Lose Them
The majority of dental insurance plans renew on a yearly basis, which means that on December 31st you may miss out on any unused dental benefits. Making your dental appointment is important now more than ever to ensure that your dental benefits don’t go to waste. Here are some other reasons why using your dental benefits before the end of the year is important.
What Happens If My Dental Benefits Expire?
Any unused benefits will be wasted
Every dental insurance plan will have a set amount of treatments that they will cover throughout the year. They can range from cleanings every 6 months to specific treatments that address more serious dental work.
This amount will vary by insurance companies and the plan that you chose, but they all have something in common: they reset at the end of the year. If you have any unused benefits left for the year, they will be lost.
Your annual deductible will reset
Dental insurance deductibles are the amount of money you need to pay out of pocket before the insurance company covers your dental services. This amount varies by company and the type of plan you have. For example, you may be required to pay $1,000 out of pocket before the insurance company covers any amount above that.
These annual deductible amounts reset every year, which means that the money you’ve already paid towards the deductible will no longer be valid for next year’s coverage. It’s essential to take advantage of the money you’ve already used for your treatment and seek treatment for any dental needs you need.
Postponing treatment might require more dental work
By neglecting to visit your dentist you might be placing yourself at risk for more extensive treatment later. Whether you’re planning on going on a holiday trip or not, it’s best to make a quick appointment with Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry to ensure that your dental health is good to go before the holidays.
Make Your Dental Appointment Today To Use Your Dental Benefits
Are you due for a 6 month checkup or are you interested in more extensive teeth work? Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry can help you! We offer a variety of dental services such as simple teeth cleanups or more extensive work such as dental implants, just in time for dental insurance benefit renewal. Schedule your appointment today to learn more and see why we’re Austin’s first choice for dental work.