The New Year is here! Did you know that scheduling your family’s dental checkups and cleanings early will allow you to enjoy the perks and benefits of your flex-spending account and health insurance later in the year? Pioneer Valley Dental in West Valley City, Utah is encouraging its patients to get the most coverage from their insurance by scheduling their dental appointments as early as possible in 2012.
Flex-spending accounts are often used to pay for things that regular health insurance will not cover including deductibles, co-payments, over-the-counter medication and other items. Therefore, scheduling dental appointments and using your flex-spending account at the start of a new year enables you to get the most out of your insurance by giving you a head start on paying off what are often costly deductibles. Many health care plans will not provide coverage until the full deductible amount has been met. Paying off your deductible early will give you access to health care coverage that you will need for services and medical issues that arise later in the year.
Many flex spending accounts operate under a use-it-or-lose-it system, meaning that if you don’t use your flex-spending funds during the pre-determined coverage period, you will lose that money once that period is over. So whether you are just heading in for your bi-annual dental cleaning or checkup, or if you are in need of more serious dental work, starting early will definitely get you the most bang for your buck.
Health insurance and flex-spending accounts do vary from plan to plan. For more information on your specific flex-spending account and health care coverage, contact your insurance provider today.
Pioneer Valley Dental uses all of the latest dental technologies and offers cosmetic dentistry procedures including full-coverage crowns, veneers, dental implants and in-office tooth-whitening, digital X-rays and 3D imaging, CO2 laser technology, Invisalign treatments, bleaching and regular dental maintenance procedures including cleanings, scaling, root planning and sealants. Pioneer Valley Dental recommends that patients come in for checkups and cleanings every six months to maintain proper oral hygiene.