Before we know it, 2013 will be behind us and 2014 will be here. It seems once Halloween passes, the end of the year just flies by. For that reason, we are offering our patients a friendly reminder about their dental insurance benefits and flex-spending accounts.
For most dental insurance plans, the benefits are defined for a calendar year. Policies typically run from January 1st to December 31st, and if benefits are not used by the end of the year, they are lost. Therefore, if you or your dependents have any necessary dental treatment, we encourage you to make an appointment before time runs out. As the end of the year approaches, more patients are eager to schedule their appointments and our schedule tends to fill up quickly.
Some patients may have quite a bit of treatment that needs to be done. This treatment can often be spread over two years of dental benefits in order to maximize coverage. However, in order to use two years of benefits, some treatment needs to be done before the end of the year. This is a reminder for patients with larger treatment plans to make sure to schedule their appointments accordingly.
We value helping our patients in any way we can and we know the longer patients wait to make their end of the year appointments, the more likely we won’t be able to accommodate everyone. If you want to use 2013 dental benefits or 2013 Flex Spending dollars, please call our office at (937) 434-8870 so that we can schedule an appointment or check your remaining insurance balance.
We hope everyone has a wonderful end to the year.
The Almoney and Brown Dental Team