By making friends with your (dental) benefits, you’re making the most of what you’ve got! Now is the perfect time to get on top of your oral health: Get that happy, healthy smile to kiss the year goodbye and say hello to 2022.
Has it been more than six months since you last saw your dentist? You’re probably not alone! It’s easy to lose track of time as we juggle our busy lives, that’s why we’re here to remind you that your dental benefits might reset at the end of the year. Invest time in you, your health, and what matters.
Just like good friends, your benefits are good for your health, there to support you so you can make the most of life.
Are you unsure when your benefits are resetting? We’ve put together some simple steps to help you identify, maximise and take advantage of your dental benefits:
Step 1: Check your reset date
Check with your health fund when your benefits reset. Most health funds reset by calendar year, with a few by financial year or by policy anniversary.
Step 2: Check what benefits are included in your healthcare cover
Health insurance can typically include a range of different dental services, from general dental to major dental, and popular cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign®. Your private health insurance could cover you for a wide range of treatments that you might not be aware of, check full benefits with your health fund.
Step 3: Book a check-up with your dentist
Book an appointment with your dentist for a check¬-up and clean. Your dentist can help keep your teeth in great shape, as well as identifying any work needed, and discuss any aesthetic treatments you might be interested in. They will provide you with a detailed treatment plan that can help you make the most of your extras cover.
National Dental Care and DB Dental accept all major health funds, and with all practices offering HICAPS facilities, you can claim your rebate on the same day as your treatment. Many of our practices are classified as Preferred Providers, allowing health fund members to gain access to certain benefits, depending on their health cover.