November 22, 2016
As we enter into the holiday season, Dr. William L. Eick and team have two questions for you. Have you used your dental insurance benefits in 2016? And if not, what are you waiting for? November and December are the busiest months for Dr. Eick in Rocky River, so don’t put off scheduling an appointment to maximize on your dental insurance benefits before your plan renews on January 1!
Why is it so important to schedule an appointment right now? Most dental plans are on a calendar year, meaning your plan will renew when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. If you have met your deductible but have yet to reach your annual maximum — or the amount under which your insurance will cover — you’re entitled to some serious savings. Don’t let them run out!
Preventive Care Is Key to Continued Oral Health
We don’t send out those six month reminders for the fun of it. Did you know that two checkups and cleanings each year are the key to keeping your smile healthy for a lifetime to come? When you stay on top of your regular preventive care, we are able to keep your teeth clean of the plaque and tartar that cause tooth decay and gum disease — and we’ll keep an eye out for early warning signs of potential problems. Early detection makes for easier, more conservative treatment.
Because prevention is crucial for good oral health, your dental insurance should cover two checkups and cleanings as well as a set of x-rays each year. If you haven’t had two preventive appointments in 2016, schedule one today. Do so knowing it’s for the good of your budget, and your dental health!
Depending on your premium, or the amount you pay regularly in exchange for your dental care, you will receive a certain amount of coverage for restorative treatments or even certain cosmetic services. Contact your insurance provider or your employer’s human resources department to find out exactly what you are eligible for.
Health Savings Accounts Start Over in 2017, Too
It’s not just traditional dental insurance that renews at the beginning of each year. If you have a health savings account (HSA), keep an eye on your funds — they will also disappear when the ball drops at the end of the year. This HSA is money your employer has put aside to cover your medical expenses throughout the year. At the dentist, you can put these funds toward orthodontic treatment, sleep apnea therapy, a night guard for bruxism, and more. Contact us to talk about the services you are eligible for.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
At the office of Dr. Eick, we are a preferred provider for a number of dental insurance providers. Even if we are out-of-network, we will gladly file your claims and accept your copay or deductible when you receive your care.
Don’t forget that November and December are the busiest months at our practice. Simplify the process and get in touch with Dr. William L. Eick and our team to schedule an appointment to make the most out of your investment in your dental and oral health!
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