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Navigate the Medicare Dental Dilemma

August 09, 2016

Emotions run high for pre-retirees. The retirement cloud comes in 2 forms—one part white and fluffy (no more work!) — another dark and ominous (no more benefits?).

Medicare doesn’t cover dental services needed to keep your smile healthy. These services include dental visits, cleanings, fillings and dentures. Medicare Part A will only pay for certain dental services you may receive in the hospital as part of overarching medical care or procedure.

Healthcare and dental coverage are just two of the many factors to consider when planning for retirement. Making the right decisions know can keep you healthy and save money down the road.

Here are 3 tips to plan ahead:

1. Take care now.

Healthy smiles are essential to maintaining good overall health. Neglecting dental care now can lead to larger health issues down the road. Many medical emergencies happen unexpectedly. Fortunately, you can control your dental health. Brush and floss daily and see the dentist for regular checkups. 

2. Consider alternatives.

Though Medicare doesn’t cover dental, there are other options. Our Individual and Family Plans are designed to meet the needs of any smile and budget. View our plans and secure your smile's future.

3. Investigate low-cost resources.

Less than 1 in 6 pre-retirees have ever attempted to estimate healthcare costs during retirement. While you’re budgeting, add these low-cost dental resources to your list.

Planning for retirement can be a little cloudy. Use these tips to help keep your smile healthy in retirement.

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