Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Insurance Plans
Did you know you can use your HSA savings (pre-tax dollars) for qualified medical expenses like dental work that you might need. It can also be used for a variety of other medical related expenses like vision; out of pocket prescription costs etc. Click here for the IRS Publication 502 for details.
End of Year Insurance Benefits Remaining
The end of the year, as you know, is fast approaching. And, with the end of the year, comes the end of your yearly insurance and flexible spending plan (cafeteria) benefits. For those of you that are fortunate to have these benefits please remember that this plan is a “use it or lose it” plan. This means that any dollars left in the flexible spending plan on December 31 will be forfeited. Please check for flex plan rules and dates with your HR. In order to avoid this forfeiture be sure to get all your medical related claims and receipts submitted by the effective year end date.
Also each year, your insurance company allots you a certain dollar amount of coverage for dental procedures that we offer here in the practice from routine exams to more complex, long-term procedures.
We want to make sure that you take full advantage of any remaining benefits. Many times, you may be able to save money by completing your treatment before year’s end and avoid paying a new deductible next year, depending on your insurance.
If you have any questions about how much actual coverage remains on your insurance benefits, please call our team at 770-623-8750, so that we can check on that for you. At that time, we can schedule you in at the earliest available appointment to ensure you take full advantage of all the insurance and/or flexible spending plan benefits you have paid for! Also get free laughing (nitrous) gas when you visit in September.
Ushma Patel, D.M.D. – Center for Advanced Dentistry
P.S. If you have any friends or family members who you feel could use our services, please don’t hesitate to have them call us. We are never too busy to help them. We’ll be sure to take good care of them. And don’t forget with our new “Referral Program” both you and your friend get a $100 Dental Credit.