Evaluating Dental Plan Options

Posted Jun 2019

By Delta Dental of Arkansas

Tagged Benefits, dental plan

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When it comes to shopping for dental insurance, the options can seem overwhelming. We’ve narrowed down the four elements to keep in mind when evaluating dental plans.

Purchasing dental insurance can be a daunting decision. It may not be easy to determine which plan and coverage options best meet your needs. At first glance, two plans may seem exactly alike. In actuality, they could be very different, especially if the two plans are offered by competing carriers.

Here are four areas you’ll want to review when evaluating dental plan options:

Network of Dentists in Arkansas

Dentists who participate in networks agree to accept fees substantially lower than retail. Also, the larger the network, the more likely your dentist participates. With 145,000 dentists in its combined PPO and Premier networks, Delta Dental has the nation’s largest network. To find a dentist in our network close to you, CLICK HERE.

Cost Management

Insurance premiums are only one measure of a dental plan’s true cost. You’ll also want to compare each plan’s annual maximum, deductibles and covered services. Look for a plan that covers preventive care (cleanings, exams and X-rays) at 100% without a deductible. Individuals who manage their oral health by seeking preventive care tend to have lower long-term dental costs, as they typically catch issues before they become too serious or expensive.

Delta Dental of Arkansas Service

Customers must have confidence that they’ll be taken care of after signing on with a certain plan. Look for service statistics, such as how quickly phones are answered, claims are paid, and any problems are resolved, to give you confidence that you will receive the service you expect. Delta Dental of Arkansas prides itself on how quickly we answer calls from our members, answering your questions on your first call, but also in fast and accurately we process claims for your dental care.

Delta Dental of Arkansas has worked hard to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers and individuals. Founded by dentists, we offer dental coverage plans that are based on current research and designed to keep people their healthiest and most productive.

We hope this information will help you choose the best plan option for you and your family. However, if you have more questions, we’re happy to help. Give us a call at (800) 462-5410 to review your specific plan options or visit mysmilecoverage.com/ar to learn about our Individual and Family Dental Plans.

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