Dental Insurance: Making It Worth The Premiums?

Many people shopping around for coverage wonder whether dental insurance is worth the monthly premium costs.

Dental coverage works more like a prepayment plan than insurance, protecting your finances from unforeseen catastrophic events. An annual maximum benefit caps claims at deficient levels.

However, all is not lost because most PPO plans have a hidden benefit: the steeply discounted allowed amount negotiated by the insurance company with thousands of members (potential patients).

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