Not Waiting to Purchase Dental Insurance
Clients will contact us to purchase a Dental Policy primarily because they need some major work done. Now, most of the policies out there will emphasize on prevention however, the real benefit for getting Dental Insurance is for everything else other than cleaning and x-rays. Prevention is a good thing and may help avoid some major work down the road; most of the preventive work is covered at a 100%.
When you purchase a Dental Policy you are in essence purchasing peace of mind for when you need fillings, root canals and crowns. The cost to purchase an individual policy might run you around $ 400.00 a year on average. Dental plans do have pre-exiting conditions and there are waiting periods to also consider when purchasing a plan.
Just like any insurance, this is not something you just want to purchase when you get the toothache or need a root canal. In many cases you might have to wait 6 – 12 months to use the plan for these kinds of procedures.
Understanding the different plans and benefits can be confusing. Contacting your broker is the first step to take. We can help you make the right decision which best suits your needs and budget.
Why Dental Insurance?
Dental plans are offered as Stand-Alone plans and do not require a Medical Policy. Dental plans do not adhere to open Enrollment guidelines and are available to all ages all year long.
There are options to choose different coverage levels at any age including 65 and older. Some prices starting as low as $10 per month for preventive plans. There are other options available with the ability to waive the waiting periods for some procedures with proof of 12 months prior dental insurance.
You may be asking yourself, why should I buy Dental Insurance? Most plans provide benefits for at least 2 annual exams and discounts for fillings, root canals and other major procedures. Its buying peace of mind should you need major work.
The hard part is trying to select a plan that fits your specific needs, that’s why you want to do your research before purchasing. Waiting to purchase dental insurance when you need it most can prove to be complicated in a sense you need to pay attention to the waiting periods. Most dental plans will have 3 – 12 month waiting period for some procedures and services.