Dentistry at South Brunswick and Your Insurance Plan – How They Work Together
The staff at Dentistry at South Brunswick is pleased that you have insurance assistance to help with the cost of your dental care. We would like to help you obtain the maximum use of your dental plan benefits. Please read the following information on our insurance claims process so that we can work together to ensure this assistance.
Do You Accept My Insurance? How Much Will They Pay?
We currently accept all private care insurance plans (plans that do not require you to select a dentist from a pre-determined list). We estimate your portion based on the most up-to-date information on your plan, but it is ONLY AN ESTIMATE. If you would like to know your exact insurance benefit, we will be happy to file a “pre-treatment authorization” with your insurance company prior to treatment.
I Thought I Paid My Portion But I Received A Bill. Why?
We base the patient portion of your bill on our most current information on your dental plan, but there are many factors that can affect this estimate. There may be an individual or family deductible or you may have received treatment in another office which is not calculated into our database. Sometimes you may need to be referred to a specialist for care, which also is applied to your annual maximum benefits. Insurance companies do not notify us of changes to your benefits, they only notify you. If these situations apply to you, please let us know when we estimate your treatment plan so we may adjust accordingly.
Insurance Didn’t Pay, Now What?
We bill your insurance as a courtesy. If insurance does not pay within 60 days, Dentistry at South Brunswick reserves the right to request payment in full for services from you and let you collect the insurance funds that are due to you. It is important that you recognize that the insurance you have is a legal contract between YOU and your insurance company. Our office is not, and cannot be a part of that legal contract. Ultimately, you are responsible for all charges incurred in our office.
Dentistry at South Brunswick requests payment in full for your portion (co-pay) at the time of service. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa. If you are in need of an extended finance option, we also work with Care Credit, Unicorn, and Capital One. They offer plans up to 12 months with no interest, depending on your treatment plan needs. Just ask our Financial Coordinator Jill and she will give you everything you need.
We welcome you and your family and look forward to helping you get the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. If there is anything we can do to make your visits here more pleasant, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I have read, understand, and accept the terms of the above outlined policies for insurance handling and financial commitments that I may incur as a result of treatment at Dentistry at South Brunswick.
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