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What Types of Dental Insurance are Available to You? Lake Havasu City AZ

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.

Ray Cerimeli
960 Oxford Lane
Chandler, AZ
Company
Title: Financial Service Consultant
Service
Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investm

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Marreel Slater Insurance (MSI)
(602) 476-0079
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd. Suite 5
Chandler, AZ
 
Charles Booth
2812 N Norwalk
Mesa, AZ
Company
Title: CPA, PFS
Company: Clarity Wealth Management
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Arizona State University
B.S. Accounting
1971
Years Experience
Years Experience: 10
Service
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,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 & Financia

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HalSi Insurance Services
(520) 296-7881
7670 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ
 
True Choice Benefits LLC
(480) 206-8294
PO Box 1914
Chandler, AZ
 
Bennett & Porter Insurance Services
(480) 212-1150
3200 N. Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Lovitt & Touche Inc Insurance & Bonds
(602) 956-2250
1050 W. Washington St Ste 233
Tempe, AZ
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
(602) 864-4400
2444 W Las Palmaritas Dr.
Phoenix, AZ
 
Jeffrey Biro
6900 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
Company
Title: President
Company: Family Wealth Advisors
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Double Bachelor's
Master's (abt)
Years Experience
Years Experience: 28
Service
Portfolio Engineering,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Fee Only Portfolio Management,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio

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Rick Willoughby
15022 S 40th Pl
Phoenix, AZ
Company
Title: AAMS, AWMA
Company: Symphony Financial Services LLC
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
College for Financial Planning Accredited Asset Management Specialist
College for Financial Planning Accredited Wealth Management Advisor
Years Experience
Years Experience: 24
Service
High Yield Bank Accounts,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Portfolio Engineering,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio

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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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