The end of the year is coming, and so is the time to make sure that your patients use up their remaining dental insurance maximums before they expire. It’s also a great time to remind your patients that they should maintain an oral health and hygiene routine that corresponds with their insurance benefits, which will help keep their teeth healthy and strong through the rest of the year.
Maximize Your Benefits Before They Expire
The majority of dental insurance plans run on an annual calendar and all the benefits will expire at the end of the year. This includes all yearly maximums and deductibles, which will be forfeited if they are not used up by the end of the year.
You can maximize your benefits by visiting our practice for a checkup and cleaning before the year is up, and scheduling any additional dental work you may need, such as fillings, crowns or periodontal treatment. It’s a smart move because it will ensure that you don’t waste your dental insurance benefits on unnecessary treatments and save you money in the long run.
Remind Your Patients About Their Expiring Benefits
A lot of patients let their dental insurance benefits go to waste because they delay necessary care that would have been covered by their plan. This can be frustrating for patients, especially if it’s something that could have been done earlier in the year.
You can easily remind your patients that their remaining dental insurance benefits are about to expire by sending a simple letter to all your insured patients. Personalize the letter according to their treatment plan and include some sort of incentive such as a gift certificate that they can redeem for $ off any outstanding treatment that has been completed by December 31st. This will increase your revenue while helping patients get the necessary treatment they need and will keep them smiling throughout the holidays!