Your dental insurance benefits: use it or lose it by December 2021

You may be about to LOSE your PRIVATE INSURANCE DENTAL BENEFITS if they’re not used by 31 December 2021.

With most visits to the dentist being cancelled this year due to COVID-19, yet insurance premiums remaining the same, your health insurance company will be making a tidy profit from the visits you couldn’t’t make.

Your insurance firm is not going to send you a reminder because they know that if you don’t use your benefits in time, they get to keep your money. It is equivalent to making a $500 plus donation to the insurance company.

Because so many of our patients realise this at the last minute, December can sometimes be almost impossible to book into. Rather than waiting until the last minute, we hope that this reminder will encourage you to call today to schedule your most convenient time.

Please check with your health fund that you are on a calendar year plan. As a preferred HCF provider, the cost of a check-up and clean with us is 100% covered for HCF clients, with no out of pocket expenses to you.

Call us to book in your next appointment, or submit an online appointment and we’ll call you back to finalise.

If you are interested in reading more about the health insurance profits due to COVID, this article, written earlier this year, is a good start, “Calls for private health sector to hand back coronavirus profit.”