Your dental insurance plan includes a set number of allowed procedures and dollar amounts per year. But if you don’t use them, you lose them. To make your dental coverage work for you — and avoid preventable oral health conditions — you’ll want to use your included coverage before you reach the benefit expiration date.
A benefit expiration date is the annual recurring date where your dental insurance coverage “resets.” In other words, last year’s benefits are no longer available, and you roll into the next year.
Annual Dental Insurance Benefits
Annual dental coverage is typically a January 1-December 31 cycle. On January 1st you have full access to all of the included benefits and allowables in your plan. But if you don’t utilize them by December 31st, they expire.
For most of the preferred dental plans in Atlanta, December 31st is the benefit expiration date. However, some dental insurance companies roll over on other days throughout the year. Check with your carrier directly or ask our Atlanta dental insurance coordinators to verify your coverage on your behalf.
Part of the dental insurance breakdown we provide for our patients is determining their benefit expiration date, allowed amounts, types of services covered, any exclusions, etc. That way if you require any sort of treatment, we can estimate what portion is covered by your dental insurance. We can also find out how much coverage is still “available” for the rest of the calendar year.
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Aesthetic & Implant Center of Atlanta provides customized, easy-to-understand care plans that estimate your coverage and benefits. We take the guess work out of your dental care. Call today for an appointment!