The new year is just around the corner but before you cheer for the beginning of 2019, check with your insurance company and your dentist office. You may have remaining benefits that could end up wasted.
While your employer’s insurance company will affect what benefits are available to you every year, most benefits typically expire December 31st.
Most insurance companies offer free and significantly reduced pricing on preventative care visits as part of their dental coverage.
Most dental insurance companies provide for two, complimentary teeth cleanings per year as part of your dental insurance plan.
Studies show your personal oral hygiene is important, but so are regular visits to the dentist office. A dental hygienist or dentist will be able to identify problem spots that you have yet to detect. It’s recommended that you visit your dentist office at least once a year, but preferably at least twice.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA)
This is an account that is likely available through your employer. You are eligible to set aside money from your paycheck, tax-free, and put those funds into your FSA account. You can only use your FSA for health care costs. Unlike a health savings account (HSA), you must spend what’s in your FSA.
USE IT OR LOSE IT
If there is any money that is left over in your FSA, it does not roll over into the next year. You can spend the money on any medical-related expenses such as medication, first aid, or certain travel items. The FSA store has a full list of FSA accepted items.
“There are a lot of patients who are booking their appointments this month. If for some reason you’re unable to get an appointment with us before January 1st, make an appointment right after the New Year,” said Dr. Jason Kboudi, Advanced Smile Care. “Remember, 2019 starts a new year of dental benefits with your insurance provider. January is a great time of year to get a head start on your dental care.”
COME SEE US
Extraordinary care and top-tier comfort for our patients represent foundational principles at Advanced Smile Care. For nearly 40-years, our team led by Dr. Jason Kboudi, DDS, has been San Antonio’s premier dental practice for creating transformational smiles. Many dentists are limited by the services they provide. They don’t have the expertise to offer specialized services. But at Advanced Smile Care, we do it all, whether it be a full-smile makeover, dental implants, dentures or sedation to get you through your treatment. Whether you need a cavity filled or a full set of dental implants, cosmetic treatment or require sedation dentistry, our team promises to provide you with the care you deserve. As we like to say, “It shouldn’t hurt to smile.”