Fall is one of the busiest times of the year full of school activities and busy holidays! As we are nearing the end of 2021, now is the perfect time to take a look at your dental care and checkups to see how you can maximize your insurance benefits. Although this might not be on the top of your mind, considering your dental insurance benefits before the year ends should be a priority.
Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Before the Year Ends
- Insurance Deductible: Your insurance deductible is a fixed amount you may be required to pay out of pocket before your plan starts to cover costs. Every plan has a different deductible so heading to the dentist when your deductible is already met will save you money. With most plans, your deductible starts over at the beginning of every year. Take advantage and don’t wait to schedule your end-of-the-year appointments!
- Annual Maximums: Most dental plans have an annual maximum pay out and after that amount is is reached, the plan will provide no additional benefit until the benefit period resets at the beginning of a new year. If you know you have treatment that’s needed and you haven’t reached your annual cap, the end of the year is a great time to take advantage of the annual reset.
- Possible Fee Increases:With every new year, you run the risk of a fee increase or coverage decrease with your current plan. There is a ton of uncertainty when it comes to insurance companies adjusting their fees every year.
- Healthy Smile: Not only is using your benefits helpful to your wallet, scheduling your appointments regularly will help you stay on track. Carson Cruise and our team want to make sure everyone sees their dentist two times a year. Being proactive with your dental appointments will set you and your family up for a beautiful and healthy smile year-round! It’s maybe easy to fix a small cavity right now, but if you leave it untreated, it can turn into a much bigger (and more expensive) issue.
Use it or Lose it!
With the busy holiday season upon us, it can be difficult to try to fit all of your appointments in. As you can see, there are so many perks to prioritizing your health. Call our office at (256) 766-0270 today and we will get you on the schedule for November or December. You can also fill out an appointment form.
We look forward to seeing you in the office soon. Don’t forget to use it or you will lose it!