Doug Disraeli D.D.S. Featured in the International Business Times Reminding Patients to Use Expiring Dental Benefits

Nov 12, 2020

When it comes to health care benefits, millions of people often forget about their dental benefit plans. The National Association of Dental Plans states that only about 3% of people with PPO dental plans get the most out of their plans, meaning about $1,000-$1,500 per person in benefits is wasted annually. Doug Disraeli D.D.S. reminds patients not to let their hard-earned dental dollars go to waste and make an appointment to avoid paying for benefits that might otherwise go unused.

Says Dr. Disraeli, “People often get distracted by the holidays at the end of the insurance year and miss out on their annual benefits. We want to make sure our patients are happy, not the insurance companies.”

When patients book in late-November or December, Dr. Disraeli finds there tend to be more cancellations, many times due to last-minute plans and family obligations, meaning that scheduling in early November helps avoid this potential pitfall.

According to the American Dental Association, many insurance companies have a benefit deadline of December 31, meaning any unused benefits will not roll over into the New Year for most dental plans. Although some plans may end at different times, checking your plan documents or calling your dental office is always recommended. Read more…