Always awesome and an amazing crew!Shaun Riddle25 Aug, 2022
Awesome team. They explained everything before we started so I knew what to expect. They treated me like family. I recommend northwest to everyone.Richard McCracken9 Jun, 2022
Dr. Jacobs and their staff are the best. I've been a patient for almost a year now and cannot say enough good things about them. They are so knowledgable and are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is right. They are transparent about everything, and ensure that you understand every procedure. Cleanings with Angel were especially nice and the dental assistants always offer you a blanket if you're cold in the room.Erika Nina Suarez16 Mar, 2022
The best dental team in the area! They are kind, compassionate and truly care about their patients. The assistants are amazing, the hygienist is extremely sweet, and the front office ladies are a hoot. Dr. Jacobs has done an amazing job treating every patient like family so they can call Northwest Family their dental home. Definitely stop by if you are looking for a place to feel comfortable and at ease with your dental needs ☺️Sharmin Ara30 Sep, 2021
I love the hot towel they give you to freshen up with at the end of an appointment. The towels have nice smells like lavender and peaches. Wonderful experience.Rachael12 Oct, 2020
When it comes to dental benefit plans, millions of people each year are ringing in the New Year leaving money on the table. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum. Many people also have Flexible Spending Accounts, which help pay for dental and medical care with pre-tax dollars.
Whether you’re paying for dental care through a benefits plan or using an FSA, your current plans will most likely run out on December 31. Don’t let your hard-earned dental dollars go to waste. Here is a breakdown of what these benefits are, when you need to use them by and how to make the most of your benefits.
Many people with dental benefits get them through their employers, though individual plans are also available through Health Insurance Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. Remember, when you buy a plan you and your employer are paying some premium – upfront dollars – that are wasted if you don’t see your dentist.
When You Need to Use Them By
Many insurance companies have a benefit deadline of December 31, and this means that any of your unused benefits don’t roll over into the New Year for most dental plans. Still, some plans may end at different times of the year, so check your plan document or ask your employer to be sure.
Tips for Making the Most of Your Plan
The key with this type of coverage is to take advantage of any benefits before they expire for the year.
Prevention is better than cure both for your health as well as your pocketbook. Most plans typically pay 100% for preventive visits, so if you have not had one yet, this may be a good time to schedule one.
Start thinking about using your coverage early. During a dental appointment that’s over the summer or in the fall, talk to your dentist about what your dental needs are and what treatment you might need before the end of the year. (For example, a back-to-school appointment is a great time to bring this up.) Make any upcoming appointments early so you can take care of them before the holidays.
Once you’ve determined what your dental needs are, work with your dentist and benefits provider to figure out what is covered. Often, your dentist’s office will look into this information for you. You can also call your plan using the 800 telephone number on your identification card, or go to their website for information.