As we head into 2020, it’s important that you recognize that your dental insurance benefits will not be around forever. In fact, any benefits that you did pay for are set to expire on January 1st, 2020. That means any benefits you paid to have in 2019 will disappear come 2020. For this very reason, dentists all over the country are doing everything they can to remind their patients about their benefits and get them to the office so they don’t leave money on the table come January. Keep reading to learn why using dental insurance in Colorado Springs, especially for your most basic preventive treatments, matters so much.
Use It or Lose $152 Billion!
Like most benefits at work, your dental insurance is very likely to reset on January 1, 2020. This means any amount of your annual maximum not used before then will be lost forever. In other words, you have paid for the benefits and will not receive them.
To help understand this better, let’s look at the numbers. According to a study by the American Dental Association (ADA), the average American with dental insurance receives only $323 of dental treatment a year. A typical plan has an annual maximum of $1,250. This means each of the 164 million people with private dental insurance is losing $927 per year. Do the math. This equals total, lost, dental benefits of $152 billion across America – every year.
While these figures help many insurance executives smile, it hurts your smile (and overall health) – not to mention those of your family, friends and neighbors. Be different. Take control. Call today and let us know you want to use it, not lose it.
Meet Michelle and Jaclyn – Your Dental Insurance Experts
If the idea of using your dental benefits before they expire sounds smart, Michelle and Jaclyn are the people to know. Michelle has been with Aesthetic Dentistry by Design for over two decades now, while Jaclyn has been in the dental field for nearly 15 years! She’s spent the last few years of dental career with as at the practice. Most importantly, they are both experts in all things related to dental insurance.
For most of us, understanding our benefits is like reading Greek. That is where a call to Michelle and Jaclyn can make your life easier. They are likely to already know the in’s and out’s of your plan, and they will make sure you understand all of your benefits – including any out-of-pocket costs – before you start treatment. Do not take our word for it. Call them today!
Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Diabetes
Like most things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Most people realize that regular visits to the dentist – along with a daily routine of brushing and flossing – can prevent costly dental issues. This is the reason most dental insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of preventive care. Also, it is why there are rarely out-of-pocket costs for routine check-ups and cleanings.
What most people do not recognize is the direct link between healthy mouths and healthy bodies. In fact, a quick look at the numbers is startling. A recent study found that people who did not have access to routine dental care were 67% more likely to have heart disease. 67%! In addition, these folks were 50% more likely to have osteoporosis and 29% more likely to suffer from diabetes.
Without a doubt, these are even more reasons to give us a call and to make sure your smile – and body – are healthy.
About Aesthetic Dentistry by Design
There’s no reason not to schedule your next dental appointment and start maximizing your dental benefits. Anything less is leaving money on the table. To get started, give Dr. Gasper and Dr. Orban a call and they’ll help you understand exactly what needs to be done moving forward!