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New Year Renewal Is Around the Corner. Here’s How to Maximize Your Benefits this January

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The new year is right around the corner! The start of a brand new year brings an exciting opportunity to set personal goals and prioritize your health. When it comes to dental health and a new year, it’s important to know what this means for your dental insurance plans. Keep reading to learn more about the different elements of dental insurance and how you can make the most of your dental plans this January.

Dental Plan Renewals

Every dental plan is different. However, most dental plans follow a typical calendar year. This means that you must use your dental benefits within a specific time frame, and this timeframe usually renews on January 1st of each year. With this renewal, you’re starting the year with a clean slate! January is a great time to start planning how to use your benefits and schedule any upcoming cleanings or treatments.

Bonus Tip: If you have questions about the specifics of your dental plan, most insurance cards have a customer service phone number listed on the back of the card. Simply give that number a call to speak with a representative.

Annual Maximums

Your annual maximum is one of the most important elements of your dental plan. This is the maximum amount of money that your dental insurance will cover within a calendar year. With the start of a new year, this amount will renew. If you know that you’ll need advanced dental care like dental crowns, root canals, or cosmetic dentistry, January is a great time to start planning these treatments. Our staff is standing by to discuss your options and help plan the best course of action for your dental health.

Deductibles and What’s Included In Your Plan

Most dental plans will include fully covered services like professional teeth cleanings and preventative dentistry. This typically includes regular dental cleanings, oral examinations, x-rays, and dental sealants. However, outside of preventative dentistry, you’ll be responsible for a deductible before your dental insurance takes effect. A deductible is the amount of money you’ll pay out of pocket before your dental insurance will begin to pay. It’s important to know what this amount is so you can plan your dental treatments accordingly.

Start Your Year With Healthy Teeth

At Comprehensive Dentistry, we’re passionate about your dental health, and we want to do everything we can to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful, confident smile. Contact us to get your professional cleanings or treatments on the calendar. We can’t wait to see you in the new year!