Would you order from a restaurant menu that did not include prices? Probably not. Well, why should healthcare be any different?
With the Delta Dental Cost Estimator tool1, enrollees can get estimated costs for typical dental visits before agreeing to a service—and, it will calculate the projected cost of the entire visit rather than a single procedure. Patients can also see potential savings by using in-network dentists.
For a more personalized experience, the tool automatically shows the enrollee’s most recently visited dentist for future cost estimations, but this feature can always be changed to select other, and even multiple, dentists — both in- and out-of-network — for price comparisons.
The Cost Estimator is easy to use and helps give enrollees more confidence in planning dental treatments. Features include:
- A cost estimate for a dentist visit based on current eligibility for various procedures like
checkups, fillings and crowns.
- A snapshot of typical submitted fees, the enrollee’s typical costs and potential network savings.
- A current benefits balance showing accruals toward any deductible, maximums and benefit limitations.2
Groups can benefit from this tool, as well. More cost transparency and informed planning can help ease the confusion about network dentists. Additionally, the cost comparison feature can sway enrollees toward visiting in-network dentists after seeing potential savings.
To get started, enrollees simply visit deltadentalins.com and sign in to Online Services. To learn more about the tool, contact Pratibha Patel at email@example.com or Mark Oleary at firstname.lastname@example.org today!3
1Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and our affiliate companies.
2Based on our records and actual claims processed on the day an enrollee accesses the system. Cost estimates do not accrue to enrollee’s benefits balance; they are for illustrative purposes only.
3Available for all fully-insured groups and select ASO groups