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Hello BPN, My new job does not offer dental insurance. I looked in to getting individual insurance through Delta, and the plans cover almost nothing. I know I will be needing two crowns, so I am looking for something that will at least cover some of the work! When I called my dentist, they recommended I try to find a broker, who takes individuals, and gets them a better rate by putting them together on a group plan. I've done a few internet searches and am not having too much luck. Does anyone have recommendations for how to find such a broker, or have a broker you have used? Have you found their services useful? Thanks for your time. Katie
Typically the only individuals who seek individual dental insurance are those who are planning to have major work done. Once you're done with your major work who's to say you wouldn't just cancel the policy making it a losing proposition for the carrier. Annual insurance premiums for individuals run very similar in cost (if not a bit higher) than the annual cost of preventive work. Accordingly, the best risks/individuals planning to just have preventive work opt not to buy individual policies, etc.
-If you thought that you might have 10-15 co-workers that would also want dental insurance perhaps you could approach your employer about putting in a voluntary dental plan. There are group policies out there requiring little to no employer $. Your ER's current broker or myself could help.
-Does your ER offer a medical 125 plan? If so, find out how much your dental bills will be next year and plan to fund your 125 by that amount. At a minimum you pay your dental bills with tax free dollars.
-Have you been going to your dentist for years? If so, perhaps they can reduce their fees for you. If you're not 100% loyal, shop around for either a dentist with lower fees or a dentist that disagrees that you even need a crown (yes-- I've seen that happen.)
Anyone have Costco Dental Insurance? I am wondering how it is and what the premium cost is for family coverage. Many thanks.
I have been laid off and need to find dental insurance for myself and my family. Can anyone recommend a good and reasonable priced dental insurance for a family or small business. Thanks Maisy
My husband's company does not provide dental insurance, and so I am about to embark on looking for dental insurance, at least for me, and ideally for my family. I am aware that dental insurance is going to be terribly expensive. I'm hoping that someone has done the research for dental insurance recently, and can point me in the right direction. Thank you!
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