What Are the Best Dental Insurance Plans for Me?

Although there is no one "best" dental insurance plan, some plans will be better dental coverage than others for you and your family's dental needs.

Dental plans will primarily differ in how much you have to pay.

Although no plan will pay for all the costs associated with your dental care, some plans will cover more than others.

With any dental insurance plan you will pay a basic premium, usually monthly, to buy the dental coverage.

In addition, there are often other payments you must make. These payments will vary by dental insurance plans but essentially are deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance.

Here's a list of key questions to consider in selecting from a group of dental insurance plans that best meets your coverage needs:

  • How much will it cost me on a monthly basis?
  • Are there deductibles I must pay before the insurance begins to help cover my costs?
  • After I have met the deductible, what part of my costs are paid by the plan?
  • What dentists are part of the dental insurance plan?
  • Are there enough of the kinds of dentists I want to see?
  • Where will I go for care?
  • Are these places near where I work or live?
  • If I use dentists outside a plan's network, how much more will I pay to get care?
  • Will my dental coverage be extended?
  • Are there any limits to how much I must pay in case of major illness?

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