Thursday, October 17, 2013
Use It Or Lose It!
It's that time of year again. The holidays are around the corner and there is so much to do - including, perhaps, a visit to your dentist.
"Many patients are fortunate to have dental insurance to help them with their dental costs," Dr. Judith Ko says from her Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice in Hemet, California. "What some don't realize is their benefits have an expiration date," she adds.
For PPO dental plans there is a yearly maximum benefit, if that money is not used it does not rollover to be used the following year, it's lost. If you are unsure what type of dental insurance coverage you have, please contact your dental office and they can help.
"At Hemet Valley Dental Care we routinely contact insurance companies on behalf of our patients," Dr. Ko says. "Dental insurance is often confusing and we want to make sure that our patients receive the most from their benefits." Most dental plan maximum benefits run out at the end of the year. That's why it becomes so crazy trying to get in to see your dentist at the last moment.
Now is the time to call to make your appointment. And if you are looking for a new dentist and live in the Hemet area, check out what our patients have to say about us.