A new year wipes the slate clean. And while that’s a good thing for your resolutions, it can be a missed opportunity for your dental benefits. You’re probably asking, “Tell me why?” Well, not to take advantage of your benefits ain’t ‘nothin but a mistake. Here’s why:
• Say Bye Bye Bye to Unused Benefits
Like Justin and Britney’s relationship, your dental benefits will expire. Most dental plans cover preventive procedures at 100%. This typically includes routine exams, x-rays, fluoride, cleanings and sealants for kids.
If you or your dependents have unused benefits, schedule those last-minute appointments. View your plan specifics to see what care is covered.
• Oh My God It’s Back Again (Your Deductible)
A deductible is the set dollar amount you’re required to pay before your dental coverage contributes to your costs. And if you go to pay for a procedure in 2017, it will creep up on you like a BSB reunion. If you’ve already met your deductible for the year—even if you’re close—it’s worth squeezing in non-emergency care.
• Prevent Larger Than Life Dental Problems
Dental plans are designed around prevention. And every dollar you spend on preventive care may help save you money later in restorative care and emergency procedures. Dental checkups can detect problems early—and in some cases—before they start.
Once you use your benefits, remember to smile! After all, that’s what makes you beautiful.