In 6 weeks' time, my husband and I are quitting our jobs to go on a 2-3 month road trip around the USA before moving to Europe. I have some questions about travel/trip/health insurance for folks who may have done this or something similar. Is it sensible or possible to use travel insurance as our primary health insurance? [more inside]
I am looking for a dental plan I can enroll in. My employer does not provide dental insurance. I live in Massachusetts. [more inside]
I am a bad human being and have not been to the dentist in...well, a very very long time. Help me figure out options, like insurance and such? [more inside]
Dental Insurance: I have it for the first time in 20 years. Help me figure out how (if) I can get coverage for a procedure that was pre-approved and then denied coverage. [more inside]
I'm in the second week of a three month road trip in Wyoming with an infected tooth. I'm on a shoe string budget and I can't afford the extraction. What can I do? [more inside]
What is the best and most useful dental insurance for an individual living in California who is anticipating getting all his upper teeth pulled and falsies put in? [more inside]
What's the best health insurance in Australia for dental work? I have a chipped tooth that needs capping and some wisdom teeth that need removing, and I don't want to wait a long time. I can't afford to spend that much either.
Help me craft a successful dental insurance appeal. [more inside]
I have the worst teeth you have probably ever seen. Now what? [more inside]
Wisdom teeth extraction. No insurance. Halp! My boyfriend is in a lot of pain and needs surgery asap. However, consultation and procedural costs comes to about $900 (only 2 teeth). He's broke and already drowning in student and medical debt. We've thought of a few options but they're not panning out. [more inside]
Help me figure out how to deal with next year's health care for me and my family of three. [more inside]
My dental insurer made a mistake and I am stuck with the $3,200 bill. How can I get out of it? [more inside]
Two questions related to the provision of the US healthcare bill related to dependents getting to stay on parents' plans until age 27. [more inside]
Does what my dentist's receptionist told me re: dental insurance and my deductible make sense? [more inside]
War: dental office vs dental insurance. War Casualty: patient. What recourse do we have? [more inside]
Another Dental Insurance Question: My Delta Dental starts on Sept. 1st, but they won't cover fillings until Mar. 1. What happens if I have a filling done before Mar. 1? [more inside]
Is this a universal billing policy for dental work that I should have known about? [more inside]
How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
I have a carny mouth. Should I get dental insurance before I decide to take care of it? No pain, but several cavities and a few teeth (including two wisdom teeth) have been rotting and falling apart for several years. 4-6 years ago, a dental school said that it would cost 4-5 thousand dollars and take 3-4 visits to fix. That doesn't include getting them whitened or anything cosmetic. Today, one of my molars broke in half and I swallowed it with some wasabi trail mix. That tooth only had a little speck of a cavity yesterday. [more inside]
Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures. [more inside]
Can you help my wife and I choose health insurance? [more inside]
I need to have a root canal, build-up and crown done on a molar - almost $2,000 worth of work. I have no dental insurance. Is there any private dental insurance I can buy, either in Idaho or New Jersey, that doesn't have a waiting period for this kind of work? [more inside]
Can you please recommend a dentist in Washington DC? I am almost certainly going to need a couple fillings, or maybe root canals, so I want to make sure I've got the right dentist for the job! [more inside]
Has anyone used Careington Dental plan, or something comparable? [more inside]
Cheap, low deductible dental insurance in SW Colorado? [more inside]
How important is it for me to get braces as an adult? If it's critical, how much would they cost, and how could I afford them?
How do I proceed with my unpleasant dental / periodontal situation? I have a 6-element frontal fixed bridge that was installed after an accident in 2002 that is in .. bad shape. [more inside]
Is there a Dental Insurance Plan out there that will allow me to cover my family? [more inside]
My dentist has sent me a bill for work done during two visits over the past couple of months; I thought that my insurance was covering everything, and my dentist's office never told me that I would be charged personally. I would like to dispute the charges; do I have a leg to stand on? [more inside]
Federal employee health benefit open season started today. I'm overwhelmed with the choices! [more inside]
The evil 'missing tooth clause": is it reinforced strictly by insurance companies? If they have approved the 'pre-estimate' of a dental implant without demanding proof of the contrary, how likely is it that they will also overlook this when the actual claim is submitted?
What is the best approach for appealing a dental insurance claim that was denied for a pre-existing condition when I have had continuous coverage? Does HIPAA apply? [more inside]
So I need my wisdom teeth out, asap, and I've been quoted $1500. Can I save money by getting dental insurance? [more inside]
Why doesn't dental insurance work like Health insurance with a copay and a deductible? [more inside]
Why is dental insurance so lousy? My wife and I have managed to get decent (though too expensive) health coverage, but the only dental coverage we can find provides only a few hundred more dollars coverage per year than you pay for it. And it's not just a self-employment thing: when I worked at a pharmaceutical-related company, the medical and vision coverage was fine but the dental was similarly lousy. Is there some structural reason for this? You'd think some company would offer better service in the hope the masses would flock to it.
What's the difference between a dental plan and dental insurance? My employer doesn't provide any dental insurance, and I don't know which I want or why. Oh, if it matters, I'm in PA
I'm looking for advice on dental insurance. My girlfriend's employer does not provide it and she generally doesn't need it because she has magic cavity-preventing saliva. seriously, she's never had a cavity, never goes to the dentist! But now, she can feel one of her wisdom teeth starting to act up and probably needs an extraction. (others should probably be extracted while she's at it.) Should she go with bargain insurance (and can anyone recommend a good dental insurance company), or should she just get the work done without insurance and pay it back over time? If it makes a difference, we're in the Bay Area.
Anyone (in the US) have any suggestions/war stories for dental insurance? Self-employed now, gotta shell it out. And, um, what exactly constitutes a previously existing condition in your experience?