Investopedia | December 23, 2015
People buying their own dental insurance (as opposed to those covered by an employer's plan) sometimes get a nasty surprise when they sign up: a waiting period.
Consumer Reports | December 15, 2015
Doling out the cash to get a toothache treated can hurt almost as much as the tooth itself. That’s because about 40 percent of people in the U.S. have no dental insurance. And most who have dental plans lose their coverage once they retire. But ignoring dental problems or skipping preventive care can harm you. Some studies suggest that chronic gum infection is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. So how can you maintain oral health without wrecking your budget?
The Penny Hoarder | December 03, 2015
Who wants sharp metal objects jammed inside their mouth? Or those suction things — yikes! It’s no wonder a lot of us avoid the annual appointment, despite common recommendations to regularly visit the dentist. What’s worse, though? The cost of going to the dentist.
The Sacramento Bee | November 23, 2015
There’s a lot going on with Medicare right now. Premiums will rise next year for about one-third of its Part B enrollees. (I’ll help you decipher some of Medicare’s alphabet soup below.)
eHealthRadio | November 06, 2015
Bill Chase, the vice president of marketing for :DentalPlans, the leading dental and health savings marketplace in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services joins eHealth Radio and the Dental, Health Care & News Channels.
Yahoo! Finance | September 30, 2015
Parents fear braces because they’re expensive. Metal braces cost $6,000 to $7,000 on average, with “invisible” (nonmetal) braces on the more expensive end, according to insurance company Delta Dental. Insurers rarely foot the bill, even though treatment is often needed for health reasons in addition to aesthetics. But that’s no reason to shy away from necessary dental work. There are ways to cut the costs of this work, by a substantial amount in some cases.
The Sacramento Bee | September 28, 2015
Brushing and flossing are key to your dental health. So is choosing the right dental coverage. While dental insurance doesn’t command the attention that medical insurance does, it also can have significant implications for your pocketbook.
Yahoo! Finance | September 22, 2015
Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® will feature :DentalPlans, a leading dental and health savings marketplace, Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30 a.m. (EST/PST) on Lifetime Television®.
HealthNewsDigest.com | June 25, 2015
A healthy smile: mouth, gums and teeth, are essential to our well being and something we take for granted. Poor oral health not only leads to dental cavities and gum disease, but is a key contributor to a host of other diseases, including diabetes, inflammation that can lead to heart disease, and much more.
DrBicuspid.com | June 15, 2015
Almost 40% of Americans do not have dental insurance, according to the newly released DentalPlans (DP) SmileIndex annual survey. The survey polled about 1,000 Americans about oral healthcare access and affordability. The results revealed that 62% of respondents had insurance, while 38% did not. Those who had dental insurance tended to be younger, married with children, and have a college degree.
MarketWatch | June 11, 2015
Telemedicine would be wildly popular if more people knew what it was and how it worked. In a new survey*, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of the 6,856 respondents said that they were unfamiliar with telemedicine.
LifeHealthPRO | June 05, 2015
Everyone should have great, fully insured dental insurance, but, of course, everyone doesn't. Some people who don't get group dental coverage from an employer can't afford the modest premium for individual or family coverage, and some people who could afford the premium need so much dental work that they would quickly reach an individual policy benefits limit.
Digital Journal | May 15, 2015
May is Healthy Vision Month, so celebrate by scheduling an eye exam for you and your family. Eye care is an important factor in maintaining our overall health.
DentistryIQ | May 04, 2015
:DentalPlans is expanding its network of programs by adding :DP HealthNow, the company’s first telehealth medical plan.
DentistryIQ | April 15, 2015
Currently, an estimated 132 million American adults and children (or one-third of the population) still lack dental benefits coverage. According to the national :DentalPlans SmileIndex survey, only 7% of those surveyed get their dental insurance as a result of the healthcare exchange law.
thirdAge | April 15, 2015
If you have some questions about what might be best when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy and smiling, you're not alone. According to the national DentalPlans’ Annual SmileIndex Survey, people have many misconceptions about what is and isn’t healthy for our teeth and gums.
South Florida Business Journal | April 13, 2015
Chris Garcia-Halenar is responsible for leading DentalPlans' AtYourService call center operations across all marketing channels.
Digital Journal | April 10, 2015
:DentalPlans, a leading provider of dental savings plans, has named Chris Garcia-Halenar vice president of operations. Garcia-Halenar is responsible for leading :DentalPlans' AtYourService™ call center operations across all marketing channels for the company.
Loyalty360 | March 27, 2015
Increasing brand loyalty is always important for any marketer. Even for dentists. What is the secret to dentists increasing brand loyalty? Dental savings plans. According to the :DP SmileIndex(TM), an annual national survey from :DentalPlans, 52% of dental savings plan members are loyal to their dentists; whereas only 37% of the general population said the same.
MarketWatch | March 10, 2015
Ever wonder what to do when a tooth gets knocked out? Or how to take care of your teething toddler? How about how to finance emergency dental care? :DentalPlans aims to help solve these and other oral health concerns.
ThirdAge | March 04, 2015
Spring is headed our way, along with hay fever, allergies, and occasionally even that last winter cold. If you are due for your six-month dental checkup but have come down with the sniffles, how do you know whether or not it’s best to skip your dentist appointment?
DentistryIQ | March 02, 2015
Employees across the nation will have many reasons to smile on Friday, March 6, Employee Appreciation Day. Good employees are hard to find, and are therefore important to keep. Employee appreciation day is one-way bosses can say thank you to their hard working staff. But appreciation goes beyond just one day of recognition.
Star-Telegram | February 27, 2015
Dental implants are taking off as an alternative to bridges, dentures and single-tooth partials. But patients should be cautious before jumping into the expensive procedure: All dentists can do an implant regardless of whether they’ve had specific training.
Digital Journal | February 09, 2015
Today is National Toothache Day. The banks won't be closed, the mail will be delivered, and we won't be enjoying a three-day weekend. But don't let that stop you from celebrating the day! The best way to do so is by making an appointment for a checkup with your dentist.
Houston Style Magazine | January 26, 2015
The Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period is closing on February 15, and 130 million Americans still don't have dental insurance. So what options do Americans have for dental coverage outside of the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment?
Digital Journal | January 15, 2015
The Affordable Care Act has made it easier to get healthcare coverage, but more than 130 million Americans still do not have dental insurance and struggle to get the care that they need. According to the :DP SmileMeter™, a national survey recently conducted by :DentalPlans, 25 percent of the people surveyed reduced other areas of their budget so that they can afford necessary healthcare services.
DentistryIQ | January 12, 2015
What does 2015 hold for the world of dental? Will health care truly become more affordable? Will baby boomers continue to have a huge impact on the U.S. health care system? DentistryIQ presents a few questions to Bill Chase, vice president of marketing for :DentalPlans.