It is important to ask your dentist to send in a pre-authorization or estimate to the Chambers Plan before you proceed with any unknown or expensive dental work.
Some dental clinics will make you pay 100% of the cost upfront and some will allow you to pay the difference at the counter. The dentist's office will generally ask you to leave a credit card on file and they will collect payment from The Chambers of Commerce Group Plan. For example, if you have 80% coverage on your plan, they will ask for a 20% deposit after your visit.
Be sure to show the dentist your wallet card, it has the direct billing information they need to get you and your family set up for electronic claims submission.
Carefully review your dental claim form before signing it to ensure all of the information is correct.
Dental Fees and Fee Guides:
- Did you ask upfront what the dentist charges for routine procedures so you can compare to other dentists in your area?
- Keep in mind that the treatment plan proposed by your dentist and your decision to proceed with the recommended work should not be based on the amount of insurance coverage your have. However, you should know in advance exactly how much your plan will reimburse you and what you will have to pay out of your own pocket.
- Ask your dentist how much they charge and how much will be covered by your insurance plan!