dental insurance...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mainebrown, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. mainebrown

    mainebrown Member

    hey, i was wondering how good our dental plan is...i will be needing oral surgery because i have an undebite....just wonding how much i'll need to pay outta my own pocket...has anyone gone to the ortho for severe dental problems?..if so...did it cost u alotta money?..
     
  2. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Go to your dentist. He will check your insurance and give you the amount that you will need to pay out of pocket.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Actually you can check out your benefits without leaving your home by going to the provider website and/or reading the material that you should have received in the mail. If you go to a participating dentist you should have zero out of pocket.
     
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    If you have oral surgery involving anesthesia, this might fall under the major medical.

     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This will most definitely result in out of pocket cost for you. My daughters wisdom teeth set me back around $1K after what the insurance paid.
     
  6. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Braces? I ended up paying $2000 each for my daughters. In hindsight, you can probably get a cheaper orthodontist. For regular dentist visits, I usually pay no more than 10% of the cost.
     
  7. Mr.Brown

    Mr.Brown New Member

    me and my wife got all 4 of our wisdom teeth pulled for $0 dollars covered 100%
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I went to the dentist every 6 months for 30 years and had all the normal work done plus a few biggies ( half a dozen crowns and bridge work once). I can only recall being billed for and extra 6 bucks one time and after I complained the dentist got rid of that. He always told me that I had the best dental ins. he had ever dealt with.
     
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My son had all four wisdom teeth cut out this past Summer in the oral surgeon's office. We had to pay out over a thousand bucks out of pocket after Central States settled. These plans differ around the country, like someone said, check the website or call the insurance clerk at the doctor's office.
     
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    alot of us have Delta Dentalplan in N.E you should be ok MAINEAH!!!
     
  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Uh oh, not another picture of Steve. Funny that this dental plan thread came up on the day I was going to post a thread on my new braces.

    I just went to the dentist for a cleaning and to replace a crown with a temp crown, total cost was $0 out of pocket. The next day I went to my Orthodontist to get braces, and I do mean next day as in yesterday. My braces will cost me $4,500.00 after all is said and done.

    My wife has insurance that covers orthodontics for all of us, but it's an HMO and I would have had to switch orthodontists. I had already done all the preliminary work with my guy, so I just said the heck with it, and spent the extra cash.

    When my now 18 year old daughter got braces, our dental plan covered her up to $1,500.00. Don't find too many plans that cover orthodontists for adults these days.

    By the way, didn't get the braces to be the prettiest boy on the block. Had an unfortunate accident, which some will call an on purpose, when I was 21. My jaw was shattered and my bite has been off since. That story is for another day and time.
     
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Not a good way to spend day of stevo
     
  13. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    It really depends on the insurance companies available in your state. When I transferred from PorOR to SpoWA, my insurance companies were entirely different. And recently, my coverages have changed slightly. I NEVER used to have a copay, but when I got my new insurance card last year, there's suddenly a $10 co-pay. However, my dental is still really good. I don't pay anything for regular cleanings (2 a year) Fillings is paid at 90% and crown, bridge, and braces (if it's not vanity) is covered at 85%. Everything else, including oral surgery and vanity braces is covered at 80%. Not bad considering the alternative.
     
  14. writer

    writer Preoad Supervisor



    It is good. I have been having work done and it pays well and promptly.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Obviously the Union dental plan is much better than the Management Plan.
    Wife is getting extensive dental work done next week and our out of pocket will be around $7,000.
     
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Yikes, hope that includes dinner and a movie.
     
  17. John19841

    John19841 Member

    $1250 yearly limit here, 1 root canal will eat that up.
     
  18. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I think Dentists and Dr.'s adjust their rates according to what they can get out of the insurance company. Sucks for people who walk in of the street and can't afford the high rates.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    My dentist (same one I have seen for 35+years) treats me VERY fairly now that he knows I don't have dental insurance. But I do agree with everything you posted
     
  20. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ


    You didn't retire with full benefits, rod? 35 years for your dentist is a long time. Hope he's younger than you. My Dr. is the same age as I am, as is my daughters pediatrician, really cool guys, except for my guys, finger in the butt every so often.