Matthew J. Allen, D.D.S. and E. Tait Carpenter, D.M.D.
1000 Towne Center Blvd., Suite 101 ◊ Pooler, GA 31322
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying a pleasant fall. As the end of the year is quickly approaching, we like to remind each of our patients to get the most out of insurance benefits before the New Year begins, and a new deductible with it.
You pay for your insurance benefits, and are entitled to use the full amount allocated to you each year. If you don’t use the full amount by December, 31st, 2010, any unused dollars will be lost forever.
Tammy Davenport, a guide for the About.com Dentistry section, recently wrote a very helpful article about why it is so important to use your dental insurance before the end of the year. The following are the reasons why she suggests maximizing your dental benefit dollars for 2010.
-Yearly Maximum - Unused benefits do not typically rollover, so you should try to meet your annual maximum, if possible. Remember, your 2010 dental benefits or flexible spending account will expire at the end of December.
-Deductibles - This could increase next year, so using your insurance now will ensure that you have locked in the current deductible until the end of the year.
-Premiums – You are paying your premiums. Most people pay them via employment benefits. Why not take advantage of your benefits? Remember, regular exams and cleanings are essential in preventing dental disease.
-Dental Problems Could Worsen – You may not think you have any dental problems right now, but unless you visit a dentist, you don’t know. Why take the chance that a possible condition right now could turn into something much more serious? Keep in mind that simple cleaning can help avoid future dental complications that may cause you to exceed future dental benefits.
Don’t wait until your renewal date. Please call our office to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. We want your out-of-pocket expenses kept to a minimum, and your new year to start out healthy and happy. We hope this reminder was helpful!
With best wishes for continued good dental health,
Matthew J. Allen, D.D.S. & E. Tait Carpenter, D.M.D.