We hope you are enjoying a wonderful fall! As we approach the end of the year, we would like to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of any dental insurance, Flex or HSA benefits you may have remaining.

While some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year, most run on a calendar year. The way your dental insurance benefits work is that you are provided a certain dollar amount of benefits each year. If you do not use those benefits you lose them! (Unused benefits do not carry over to the next year). Many people do not realize this and let hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars worth of benefits go back into the insurance company’s bank account. While treatment is never dictated by insurance, if you have any treatment that remains to be completed, or you have any dental concerns at all, it would be very useful for you to come in before the end of the year.

use it or lose it

Many people also participate in Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Plans with their employer. In many cases, any benefits left in these accounts do not roll over each calendar year.

Our goal with every one of our patients is to help you enjoy great oral health. That means that you look good, you feel good, you have strong teeth and gums, and you enjoy the benefits of a healthy, attractive smile for a lifetime. If you would like to make an appointment, just email us or give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient for you. Just remember that when the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 31st, you will lose any unused dental benefits. We are happy to help you get the full benefits that you are entitled to under your dental benefits policy.

Here’s to helping you achieve excellent dental health!

      

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