Did you know that only 54% of the current U.S. public has dental insurance? Not very impressive considering that the general state of oral health is in serious need of improvement—not just nationally, but globally as well—so what is being done to change it?
One answer might be through a new national savings program that offers those who are not insured the chance to receive discounted dental or vision work within their community the day they sign up for membership. The program—Dental & Vision Extras—is a joint venture by The Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG) and Total Vision Services, which was created to help those who are not being covered through their employment or are just in need of greater assistance to pay for costly healthcare.
Overall, it is an alternative option that could benefit millions of people, despite a changing economy and the stipulations surrounding healthcare reform.
KEY FEATURES ABOUT THIS SAVINGS PROGRAM:
Incorporates anyone living in the registrant’s household (regardless of legal relationship) as well as minor dependents and/or parents over age 65 (even if they live in another residency).
Covers children who are considered legal adults (up to age 26) if enrolled in college or trade school -OR- of any age if the child if medically disabled.
Discounts can range up to 50% off the regular price without claims, copay’s, and annual maximum limits.
No health restrictions or waiting periods for benefits to apply.
For more information on this topic, please visit the following links:
Dental & Vision Extras Website – Program Options
Yahoo News / Business Wire (Original Press Release)
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by Pam Brilowski, RDH
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