Understanding Your Dental Insurance Policy
By Brittany Boulay
Many patients are using dental insurance they’ve obtained through their employer or a self-funded plan. When choosing a dental insurance policy, it is important that you obtain a plan that will provide good coverage for your needs. Popular insurance companies that offer PPO plans include Delta Dental, Cigna, Metlife, Aetna, Guardian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Assurant, and we accept them all! Sometimes patients don’t have a choice as their policy is negotiated between the insurance company and their employer. Whatever the case may be, it is very important that you are familiar with your coverages, frequencies, and limitations so you are properly prepared for your appointment.
At Advanced Dental Care, our staff is fully trained and equipped to provide a courtesy insurance verification prior to your appointment. One of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will take some basic information from you during your initial phone call or email to our office. Using the information you provide, we request a breakdown of your insurance benefits, frequencies, and limitations. Although we perform the check, this is not a guarantee of benefits, and is really done as a courtesy to you to make your appointment run smoothly.