If you're due for any preventive dental care, get in touch with our Vancouver dentists to discuss your needs and insurance coverage before your dental benefits expire at year end.
Do dental benefits carry over into the new year?
Most dental insurance benefits do not carry over into the new year, so this means that you'll be starting over in 2020.
As the end of 2019 draws near, review what preventive dental care you're due for, and take advantage of your remaining coverage while you can.
To make the most of your remaining coverage for 2019, you'll need to know what you’re eligible for first. Talk to your insurance company to verify your coverage. Or, if you’re covered by your employer, refer to your human resources department.
Here are some good questions to ask:
- What services are completely covered? Which are partly covered?
- How do I obtain the discounts on my dental care?
- What treatments have I received so far in 2019?
- Are any of my family members covered under my plan?
The Importance of Prevention
Your insurance provider is probably just as eager as your dentist for you to undergo regular dental cleanings and checkups.
Preventive dental care is essential for avoiding serious dental health problems, and the need for more invasive (and therefore expensive) treatment in the future.
This is why most dental insurance plans completely cover two check ups and cleanings every year, as well as a set of x-rays. Prevention saves your insurance provider money in the long run, and it saves you a lot of time, hassle and discomfort, too.