Ah, September. The time of year when the weather starts to cool down, leaves begin changing colors, and time to use your dental insurance benefits is fast approaching. At the end of the year, not only is your current calendar outdated, but your dental benefits expire, too! Many of our customers have said they appreciate a reminder around this time to schedule an appointment in order to use the rest of their dental benefits. So, if you have any cleanings, exams, or other special services required, now’s the time to schedule your appointment before everything fills up, and you lose your benefits. Likewise, if you have a flexible spending account for healthcare, that may not roll over either, so definitely check with your provider before you leave things to chance.
Did you know?
- Your dental insurance policy allows for a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided each year.
- If your maximum coverage benefit is not used during the year, you lose those benefits, because unused coverage does not carry over to the next year.
We know how busy families are today, but by coming in for a regular dental cleaning/exam or by having recommended treatment done, you may avoid future complications that could cause you to exceed future dental benefits.
If you haven’t used up your insurance benefits for the year, and you have diagnosed treatment or have had only one cleaning this year, we encourage you to make an appointment before the end of the year. Contact us so we can help you plan for your future dental needs.
If you are uncertain about the status of your dental benefits, we will be happy to contact your carrier on your behalf. We hope you find this reminder helpful.
CALL US TODAY to schedule your appointment at (757) 417-7300 or request an appointment online.
We wish you the best for continued good dental health.
Dr. Christopher Hooper and the team at Hooper General & Cosmetic Dentistry