TOP 10 QUESTIONS AT THE DENTIST: ARE WE IN-NETWORK WITH YOUR INSURANCE?
When you find a new dentist, what is one of the first questions that come to mind? If you have dental insurance benefits, you are likely wondering if you will be able to use your insurance in-network. And, as a patient who needs oral health assistance, there is probably a slew of other questions swarming your thoughts.
We’re here to put your fears to rest and answer your most asked questions in our new series: Top 10 Questions at the Dentist. In today’s article, we will cover question most everyone who has dental insurance asks — are we in-network with your plan? Let’s find out!
THE BASICS OF DENTAL INSURANCE
While insurance is far too complex to cover in one article, this summary will hopefully help you understand the basics of how it works when you go to the dentist.
Before you contact a new provider, make sure you have your dental card handy. It can be easily confused with your medical insurance card, and in some instances, is the same card. But typically, it is a separate card that will have the word dental somewhere on the front back of the card. This will allow the front desk to better assist you and will make the benefit verification process much faster.
When you schedule an appointment with your new dentist, provide them with the member ID number, the cardholder’s name and date of birth, and the group number, if applicable. There will also be a phone number on the back of the card that will be helpful when contacting your insurance.
From your end, that should be about all that the dental office needs to locate and verify your dental benefits. Let us handle the rest for you!
ARE WE CONTRACTED WITH YOUR DENTAL INSURANCE?
HERE TO SERVE YOU
We know that going to the dentist can be daunting and you likely have many questions before even picking up the phone to make an appointment. Just know that our friendly staff is always available to talk. We hope this blog series helps you to better understand some of your burning questions about going to a new dentist.
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