Many insurance patients do not take full advantage of their dental insurance benefits. Most insurance policies allow for a certain amount of coverage each year, and these benefits are typically lost if not used within a specific 12 month period. This 12 month period is not necessarily from January 1st to December 31st! The most common renewal date is January 1st, but many policies renew July 1st or on many other dates.
People often wait until very late in their insurance year, hoping to use up their benefits, particularly if they know they need some dental work done. This often proves to be problematic to both patient and dentist in scheduling the needed appointments to complete procedures and give patients the best dental health possible.
What are you waiting for? Scheduling early in your benefit year is the best way to make the most of your dental benefits!
If you have questions about your dental insurance benefits, please feel free to contact us online or call us at: 616.364.8716.