Insurance Verification

Disability insurance could help dentists with important payments, such as student loans and mortgages, because it “provides [them] with a fixed income should [they] become sick or injured and unable [to] earn an income as [a] result of not working” (Schneider 2015; Nabity 2017). According...

Dentists must address not only their patients’ oral health, but also their employees’ safety. Their employees may get hurt on the job. If this occurs, worker’s compensation insurance “provides employees with financial compensation for lost wages due to harm or injury resulting from performing their...

Criminals steal identities through many ways. For example, they could steal bank cards and credit cards, phish for “personal information” via email, steal Social Security cards, etc. (McGill and Morales 2013). While thieves could steal “Social Security [numbers] on Medicare and Medicaid cards” for people’s...

A family member’s death may negatively financially affect their relatives, but he or she can get life insurance, from which “[the] named beneficiary receives the proceeds and is thereby safeguarded from the financial impact of the death of the insured” (“Life Insurance”). Life insurance can...

When dentists “cannot work due to injury or illness,” their clinics continue their operations, but dentists must worry about their overhead (Samaras 2008). Insurance for overhead could pay for its costs until the dentists return (Samaras 2008). Coverage for overhead, which is a significant part...

Patients may sue dentists for malpractice, a situation that “can tarnish a dentist’s reputation. It is also a financial burden, with lost settlement money, attorney fees, and productivity” (Guthman 2013). Dental malpractice may involve “improperly done tooth extraction,” “cases of severed nerves where the injury...

Owners have to take their pets to the veterinarian when something is wrong with their health. However, veterinarian procedures could have high costs (Davies). Pet insurance can assist owners in managing their expenses “in the event of an insured animal falling ill or being injured...

Dental insurance companies generally do not cover cosmetic procedures, which “[improves] the appearance of the teeth and mouth,” because they “prefer focusing on oral health and preventive services rather than elective procedures” (Susan 2011; “Cosmetic Dental Insurance”). For example, patients undergo teeth whitening/bleaching in order...

Sometimes, insurance companies would ask for refunds from dentists (“Top 10 Claim Concerns: ADA, NADP Share Views on Dentists’ Concerns” 2008). Unfortunately, for insurance companies, “events and state laws often conspire to further delay when the carrier can legally request the refund – a circumstance...

A survey by Anthem “show that a lack of transparency about the cost may be what’s holding Americans back from getting preventive dental treatments, with seven in 10 people feeling that the bill at the end of the dentist appointment is more painful than the...

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