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Important Dental Insurance Facts Anoka MN

The bottom line is the amount of the dental insurance premium. If the dental insurance premium is more than you can afford, perhaps you can tailor the dental plan to fit you.

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1957 Lake Street
Roseville, MN
Company
Title: CFP, Investment Advisor
Company: Hometown Financial Planning
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Registered Investor: Yes
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College for Financial Planning - Masters Degree
MSU - BA in Finance
Eau Claire - Law Enforcement
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Years Experience: 24
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2324 Rivendell Lane
Minnetonka, MN
Company
Title: Financial Advisor
Company: Mathwig Insurance Agency
Years Experience
Years Experience: 50
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Life Settlements,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Pl

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11132 Commerce Lane North
Champlin, MN
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Title: CLU ChFC AEP
Company: Select Client Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
American College of Financial Services
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
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(612) 927-9951
2925 Dean Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN
 
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(952) 334-7381
7212 Stewart Drive
Eden Prairie, MN
 
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4021 Vernon Ave South
Saint Louis Park, MN
Company
Title: Wealth Advisor
Company: Running Wealth Management, Inc.
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Montana State University, BS Business Management and Economics
Years Experience
Years Experience: 12
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1700 2nd Ave No
Sauk Rapids, MN
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Title: President
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(651) 641-1585
2610 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN
 
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(651) 774-8621
1717 7th St E
St. Paul, MN
 
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(651) 484-7291
2724 N Rice Street
St. Paul, MN
 
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Important Dental Insurance Facts

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Questions about Dental Insurance

What to Ask about Managed Care

How do I choose a dental insurance policy?
This is a big question. If you are shopping for dental insurance on your own you will have a wide range of factors to consider. Even if your employer provides you with dental insurance you may have multiple dental plans to choose from. How do you decide what's right for you?

The most important thing is to ask yourself the right questions to ensure your dental insurance is adequate:

Can I afford this dental insurance?
The bottom line is the amount of the dental insurance premium. If the dental insurance premium is more than you can afford, but you are still interested, perhaps you can tailor the dental plan to fit you. Are there options to insure only large dental procedures? In some cases you can get a 'discount' dental insurance? If your family is in good health you could gamble that a discount dental plan is all you need.

Dental insurance through an employer is an ideal scenario. Group dental insurance provided through an employer is generally much cheaper.

What am I expected to pay for dental insurance?
It's not just about the dental insurance premiums you pay. It's also about the costs which you have to cover. What is the deductible? What percentage of the dental procedure (minus deductible) will I be reimbursed? Does the dental insurance plan only pay for the least expensive alternative treatment (known as LEAT coverage)? To what extent are preventative services covered by dental insurance? What happens in an emergency? What type of routine care is covered by dental insurance? These are also important considerations especially if you or your family members are frequent users of health care services.

Does this dental insurance plan cover the services I (or my family) use?
Not all dental insurance plans cover preventative dentistry. If you'd rather take action before you have to get that root canal, check your coverage.

Dental insurance plans may also restrict your ability to change Dentists, see Dentists outside of the plan or get access to dental specialists. If you are limited to a Dental Specialist from a particular list you must be comfortable with that? Read the fine print on your dental insurance policy.

Will the dental insurance plan provide for regular dental exams and cleanings which are frequent enough for the care of your teeth? What about x-rays? Does this dental insurance plan cover crowns, braces, root canals, oral surgeries and treatment of periodon'tal disease? If you have any pre-existing dental conditions is there any exclusion period?

Is this a dental insurance plan I can live with?
It's up to you to do some research. Dental insurance is important to you and your family day in and day out. It may be costly or inconvenient to change dental insurance plans. So, check everything out.

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