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What Types of Dental Insurance are Available to You? Allegan MI

There are now discount dental programs, which are not insurance at all, but a way of getting your dental services at a discount. Each dentist participating in a discount dental program has agreed to accept a discounted fixed fee schedule as payment in full. In some cases, you can save an average of 30 percent and up to 50 percent on everything from general dentistry and cleanings to root canals, crowns and orthodon'tia.

Gene Wittstock
4793 Berkshire Drive
Sterling Heights, MI
Company
Company: Wittstock Financial and Associates
Education
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, Michigan; MSF (Master of Science in Finance )
William Tyndale College, Michigan; BA in Psychology and Business Administration
Years Experience
Years Experience: 12
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Plannin

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Matthew Boersen
4125 Embassy Dr
Grand Rapids, MI
Company
Company: Capstone Financial
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Grand Valley State University
Allendale MI
Service
Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Portfolio Engineering,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Pr

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Jeffrey Smith
20750 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Company
Title: President
Company: Woodworth Financial
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Service
Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real

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Gary Stec
13854 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI
Company
Title: Safe Money Specialist
Company: ISMG
Service
Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicaid,Annuities,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Pension for Highly

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Anthony Agbay
1450 W. Long Lake Road
Troy, MI
Company
Title: Senior Vice President - Investments
Company: The Agbay Group, A Wealth Advisory Company
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Drexel University, BS Finance
Years Experience
Years Experience: 15
Service
Fee Only Portfolio Management,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Car

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Yasmin Elrada
22200 Ford Rd
Dearborn Heights , MI
Company
Title: President, Financial Advisor
Company: LPL Financial
Service
Portfolio Engineering,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Medicaid,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,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Captive Insurance,Life Settlements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternat

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Gene Wittstock
2000 Town Center
Southfield, MI
Service
Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Captive Insurance,Life Settlements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Po

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Christopher Mollan
31700 Middlebelt Road
Farmington Hills, MI
Company
Title: LPL Financial Advisor
Company: LPL Financial
Type
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Michigan State University Bachelors of Arts, Business
Years Experience
Years Experience: 7
Service
IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income

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James Quayle
116 North Fourth Avenue
Iron River, MI
Company
Title: Financial Associate
Company: Great Lakes Group Of Thrivent Financial
Service
Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Captive Insurance,Life Settlements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Mana

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Jeffrey Doud
2401 W. Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI
Company
Title: Financial Advisor
Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Service
Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,High Yield Bank Accounts,401k

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What Types of Dental Insurance are Available to You?

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Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is a specialized type of health insurance that deals solely with procedures and treatments performed by a Dentist or a Dental professional - not medical or doctor procedures generally. There can be some overlap if you need dental surgery, but usually with dental insurance you will be dealing with dentists.

Dental insurance, while similar to health insurance, has one unique feature. Most dental insurance plans will impose a 6 month to 18-month waiting period before coverage commences. This waiting period ensures that your new insurer is not paying for old problems. However, that's a disadvantage to you. As a result, it's best to get your dental insurance before you have a problem and preferably, while your teeth are still in their best shape. If you suddenly need a root canal before your waiting period is up, it will be money that will come out of your pocket.

Dental insurance is very similar to medical insurance. In most cases, you will be looking at one of two types of insurance: fee-for-service insurance or managed care insurance.

Fee-for-Service dental plans are typically freedom-of-choice arrangements under which a dentist is paid for each service rendered according to the fees established by the dentist. What does this mean? It means you pick your dentist and the payment to the dentist is based on the dentists fee schedule, rather than a set fee schedule. In many cases, this will involve Direct Reimbursement (DR) to the dentists office, so you are not paying on your way out. For employers who opt for this kind of plan for their employees, instead of paying monthly insurance premiums, you only pay a percentage of actual treatments received. Moreover, employers are removed from the potential responsibility of influencing treatment decisions due to plan selection or sponsorship.

Managed Care dental plans are cost containment systems that direct the utilization of health care by a) restricting the type, level and frequency of treatment; b) limiting the access to care; and c) controlling the level of reimbursement for services. In other words, you don't choose the type of treatment. You can't necessarily choose to see your dentist when you think you need to. You are also restricted in your choice of dentist.

You do have alternatives to insurance with dental care. There are now discount dental programs, which are not insurance at all, but a way of getting your dental services at a discount. Each denti...

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