Blog Posts Categorized: Insurance Explained



October 11th, 2017
Avoid surprises – get a pre-treatment estimate!

It’s a season of surprises, but that doesn’t mean your dental bill should catch you off guard! Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental. A free pre-treatment estimate, sometimes called a pre-determination or pre-authorization, gives patients an approximate idea of how much a… Read more »

October 9th, 2017
Dental Benefits After Retirement

  For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits! Most retirees lose employer-sponsored dental coverage when they leave the workforce. While some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental benefits, not all… Read more »

September 19th, 2017
What should I ask my HR department this open enrollment period?

Pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner – and, for many of us, that means open enrollment season isn’t far behind. Picking your benefits can be complicated. In fact, statistics show that most people tend to just re-enroll in the benefit options that they have chosen previously. But benefit packages often change, and you… Read more »

August 28th, 2017
Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you

Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start. Here are a few key factors to consider when starting your decision-making process:   Your Network Seeing an in-network dentist will save you the most out-of-pocket costs. There… Read more »

July 25th, 2017
Confused about your dental network? We’ve got you covered

Whether you’re looking for a dental plan or already have one, one of the most important factors you can consider is your dentist network. Which network provides the greatest savings? How many dentists are involved? Are fees negotiated? Check out our chart below to make understanding your dental networks easy:  

July 11th, 2017
Now that my treatment is complete, what happens to my payment?

The pathway for dental claims can be complicated and intricate. Wondering what happens to your claim after you pay for a dental treatment? Take a peek behind the curtain: At the time of service, the dental office staff will usually ask you to pay your estimated portion. The clerk submits the claim electronically. The claim… Read more »