Life Hack: Organize Your Dental Benefits

January 28, 2016

We know. Organizing your dental coverage makes color-coding your closet sound like a dream. But if you have dental benefits, you should use them.

Get a head start on your 2016 benefits game plan with these tips:

Make a checklist.

Start with the basics. Make a list of preventive services you need. You should visit the dentist 2 times a year for a cleaning and checkup, according to the American Dental Association. If you know you’ll need additional dental work, like fillings or crowns, pencil those procedures in too.

Study your coverage.

Once you know what procedures you need, dive deep into your plan. Familiarize yourself with dental benefits basics. What’s your deductible? What about your annual maximum? Sign in or create a MySmile® account to view your coverage.

Construct a timeline.

Write down any procedures that must be done this year. Then, get instant, personalized out-of-pocket cost estimates with MySmile Cost Genie℠. Simply sign in to MySmile to start calculating. Work with your dentist to schedule your treatments so they accommodate your budget and plan coverage.

Write it down.

A lot can happen in a year! Use a MySmile account to keep track of your dental activity. This information comes in handy if you need to adjust your coverage come next open enrollment.

Now that your dental benefits game is set, call your dentist and schedule your next appointment!

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