Individual Dental Insurance & Group Dental Insurance Plans Albany OR
Company: Fee-Only Financial Planner ("No Commissions")
Registered Investor: Yes
Oregon State University
Years Experience: 6
Wealth Engineering,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Portfolio Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Pl
Title: LPL Financial Advisor
Company: Meridian Financial Group
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
401k Rollover From Employer,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Dist
La Pine, OR
La Pine, OR
Title: Investment Advisor
Company: Armstrong Wealth Management
Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),
La Pine, OR
Grants Pass, OR
La Pine, OR
Individual Dental Insurance & Group Dental Insurance Plans
Group Dental Insurance and Individual Dental Insurance
For starters, let's get one thing straight. It's always you who has the dental insurance coverage (This includes your family, as long as you purchase the right dental coverage). However, you can have dental insurance as part of a group. This is group insurance. The advantage is that, as part of a group, the risk to the dental insurance company is spread over the group. Normally, this means that you pay less than what you would pay for individual dental insurance. That's why group coverage is so popular.
So, with group dental insurance you are still covered as an individual (or family), but the risk to the dental insurance company is spread around the group. However, another reason that the dental insurance is usually cheaper is that a group guarantees the dental insurance company more business. Anything that reduces their risk or increases the amount of money they collect in premiums, means savings to you.
Even for very tiny groups, group dental insurance policies are often subject to different rules are more competitive and offer lower prices than individual dental insurance. As a member of a group the dental insurance company basically considers you 'pre-qualified' and that reduces their risk.
For instance, if you get dental insurance through your job that means you are healthy enough to work. Your teeth looked good enough (on the outside) to pass the interview process. For a dental insurance company this is a big plus. They can afford to offer you a lower dental insurance premium because you are less likely to cost them as much money. Unfortunately, if you are applying for dental insurance coverage on your own the dental insurance company doesn't have that same assurance - and so the premiums you pay will reflect this.
So, it's well worth it to find a group - whether it is through an alumni association, a trade association or through a professional association.
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