In 2017, open enrollment is sure to be a hot topic; especially for those that are nearing retirement or are over 65. These individuals have the option to look for a different medicare plan during open enrollment. Along with medicare Part A and Part B a large number of seniors will look for dental insurance. As we age, our teeth become more of a problem. Especially for those of us that have enjoyed a diet filled with salt, sugar and carbonated beverages. If you have been drinking Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Mountain Dew your whole life, you are quickly learning how much it can cost at the dentist’s office.
Instead of paying thousands of dollars for each visit to your local dentist, we suggest looking at dental plans that are available. You will find that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina offers a Dental Blue for Seniors dental plan to help you reduce the costs of oral health.
For years, you may have been able to go to the dentist once every six months for a teeth cleaning for less than $150 or $200. That is likely no longer the case if you have had dental implants, crowns, cavities filled or are in need of teeth being pulled. If you have had multiple root canals over the course of your life you are going to find that you pay thousands of dollars for maintenance in your later years.
There is no reason to pay $500 to $1000 every six months for common maintenance. Fortunately, the Dental Blue dental plan should help you save money in your local area. Whether you are in Raleigh, Wilmington, Asheville or Murphy, you will be able to find a dentist in the Dental Blue network. We would strongly suggest looking at some of your options while you are looking at open enrollment medicare rates as well. This will help you save quite a bit of time and money down the road. You will find that BCBSNC even has emergency dentists in the network that can assist you in a time of need.
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