Use It or Lose It: Dublin OH Family Dentist Reminds Patients That Deductibles and Maximums Expire Soon

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Dublin Ohio dentist Dr. Jerry Cheung, of Bright Smile Dental, works with patients throughout the coverage period to design dental care plans that fit within budget and dental care insurance. However, the family dentist notes that all-too-often, patients who don’t follow up with the prescribed treatments within the same year lose out significantly on the benefits of their dental insurance coverage.

Powell OH Dentist Dr. Cheung provides comfort-driven dental services for those seeking wisdom tooth extraction.

Powell OH Dentist Dr. Cheung provides comfort-driven dental services for those seeking wisdom tooth extraction.

Ultimately, if you don’t take care of your dental issues now and put them off until next year, you could end up paying more because further damage can be done.

Dublin Ohio dentist Dr. Jerry Cheung, of Bright Smile Dental, works with patients throughout the coverage period to design dental care plans that fit within budget and dental care insurance. However, the Powell Oh family dentist notes that all-too-often, patients who don’t follow up with the prescribed treatments within the same year lose out significantly on the benefits of their dental insurance coverage.

Dr. Cheung comments, “With three months to go, 2016 will quickly come to a close. For many, this is the time of year to book that appointment that has been pushed back due to a busy schedule, but the holidays are fast approaching and before you know it, it will be the end of the year.

Now is the time to take care of that deductible and make good use of the savings earned once it has been met. Benefit periods commonly run between January and December each year of coverage and then all coverage is reset so that costs return to out-of-pocket expenses.”

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) will also expire at year’s end. FSAs are established through employers and allow employees to save pre-tax money into a separate account. This money can be used for dental and orthodontic work. The key is to use it because the balance starts over in the following year.

Dental insurers and dentists can quickly help patients address which services have been applied towards a deductible and how much of a procedure will be covered at 100% thereafter. Family dentists will often work with patients to formulate a strategy that that works with dental coverage plans and time frames. Dentists will often take into consideration the size of the deductible, annual maximums, and copays.

Dr. Cheung adds, “Ultimately, if you don’t take care of your dental issues now and put them off until next year, you could end up paying more because further damage can be done. With the holidays fast approaching, I advise all of my patients to book an appointment now before we get even busier!”

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About Bright Smile Dental
Led by Powell Ohio Family Dentist, Dr. Jerry Cheung, Bright Smile Dental serves patients throughout the Powell, Dublin, and Columbus, Ohio areas. Dr. Cheung and his team provide comfort-focused dental services to children, adults, and seniors seeking quality treatment at a family practice. Bright Smile Dental is located at 10214 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, OH 43065.

For more information, visit http://www.brightsmilepowell.com or call 614-799-9140.

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