Wellness Wednesday: Does Medicare Cover Dental?
No one wants bad breath or tooth aches. Why would we? Those are the first things that come to mind when talking about good oral hygiene, it’s what we’ve been taught our entire lives. However, there are a few things that are not brought up when talking about having healthy teeth and gums. There are several very serious health conditions that have been linked to gum disease such as heart disease, complications with Diabetes and even some cancers in postmenopausal women (breast cancer, lung cancer and gallbladder cancer).
Medicare does not cover dental, vision or hearing therefore, none of the Supplement Plans cover them either. We have done a lot of market research looking for the best dental, vision and hearing plan and the best we have found is DVH through Manhattan Life Insurance company for around $35 per month for a $1,000 or $1,500 annual benefit. One key element of this plan that sets it apart from other dental combination plans is that you are free to use your annual benefit towards any of those three services, there is no cap per service. For example, if you needed some work done on your teeth one year, you could use your entire benefit towards your teeth. Most plans will give you an allotted amount out of their benefit that you can put towards dental, vision or hearing. We have listed some additional highlights of the plan below:
- Choose your dentist – No Networks
- Family Rates (includes a maximum of 3 children)
- Individual 18 – 85
- $1,000 – $1,500 policy year benefit option available
- Guaranteed Issue
- Guaranteed renewable for life.
If you are interested in this plan or have any questions please contact us toll free at: 1-855-368-4717 or fill out our contact form at https://www.seniorhealthcaredirect.com/quote/