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Which Benefit Plan is not like the Other? The Differences Between Medical and Dental Coverage

December 08, 2015

Tomayto, tomahto. Potayto, potahto. Medical, dental. What’s the difference?

Dentists and doctors care for you in different ways so dental and medical plans are designed differently.

• Medical Benefits

FOCUS: Unexpected Care

Medical insurance focuses more on covering consequences of injury and illness after they happen. And because medical care can be quite costly, medical coverage is designed to protect you from the burden of large expenses.

• Dental Benefits

FOCUS: Preventive Care

Dental benefits are all about stopping problems before they begin. Just like routine dental care at home, regular checkups and cleanings are key to a healthy smile. To support this, the majority of our plans cover preventive care at 100%. This ensures that you and your smile look and feel healthy while avoiding costly and painful dental problems down the road. In fact, cavities are almost 100% preventable.

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