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Can You Still Buy Individual Dental Insurance in 2014?

By Jenifer Dorsey I’m a self-employed individual and purchased 2014 health insurance plan through my state’s Obamacare exchange. However, I did not buy dental insurance during the open-enrollment period and now I wish I had. Is it too late? Open … Continue reading

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Need Dental Insurance? 5 Reasons to Buy It Before a Toothache

By Jenifer Dorsey As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You might say that is the philosophy behind dental insurance. Dental plans are designed to promote good oral health with robust preventive care … Continue reading

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What are the Differences Between Preventive, Diagnostic, Basic and Major Dental Care?

By Jenifer Dorsey Shopping for dental insurance means analyzing plan materials to determine whether or not the benefits fit your family’s oral health care needs. Becoming familiar with dental insurance terms used in online plan descriptions and brochures is critical … Continue reading

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What are Dental Insurance Networks?

By Jenifer Dorsey One way to get the most out of an individual dental insurance plan is to visit network providers. Dental networks are groups of providers who have contracted with an insurance company to provide dental services at a … Continue reading

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How to Get a 2014 Dental Insurance Quote in Seconds

By Jenifer Dorsey Perhaps you have already enrolled in a health insurance plan on or away from one of the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges. Or maybe you plan to before open enrollment ends on March 31. Either way, remember … Continue reading

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Ask an Advisor: Do I Need to Enroll in a Dental Plan by Jan. 1?

By Jenifer Dorsey While today may be the final day to enroll in Obamacare health plans and expect coverage to begin Jan. 1, 2014, there is no Affordable Care Act–related deadline for dental coverage. If you wish to enroll in … Continue reading

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3 Ways for Baby Boomers to Buy Dental Plans

By Jenifer Dorsey Whether you are self-employed, retire early, or start Medicare, it is likely you don’t have access to group dental insurance and wonder where to find reliable coverage. And many baby boomers planning for retirement find themselves in … Continue reading

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NADP Releases Shopping Tips for Exchange-Based Pediatric Dental Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey Obamacare includes pediatric dental and vision coverage among its 10 essential benefits. That means all health insurance plans sold on and off the state-based and federally facilitated exchanges must include certain dental and eye care benefits for … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows Record Dental Plan Enrollment

By Jenifer Dorsey More Americans have dental insurance coverage than ever before. An annual report from the National Association of Dental Plans and Delta Dental Plans Association shows that more than 187 million Americans had dental coverage in 2012. That’s … Continue reading

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When Planning for 2014 Health Coverage, Remember Dental Insurance

By Jenifer Dorsey The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace opens for business Oct. 1. That means consumers may begin shopping state-based and federally run health insurance exchanges for individual and family health plans. When Jan. 1, 2014, arrives, most … Continue reading

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