Dental, vision, and hearing coverage can be found in supplemental insurance plans and through Medicare Advantage plans. Taking care of our whole-body health is an investment in our quality of life. For assistance in finding dental, vision, and/or hearing coverage, contact the experts at Senior Benefit Solutions. Our team is ready to help you secure the benefits you deserve.
Gaps in Medicare
It’s a well-known fact that Medicare does not cover all of the essential health care services we need. Among those gaps in Medicare are coverage for routine dental, vision, and hearing care. To receive coverage for these services and equipment, you need to purchase additional coverage through a Medicare Advantage package or a supplemental insurance plan.
Dental insurance is a must-have for anyone with teeth. Oral health can affect many other areas of the body, and inflammation in the mouth can put a strain on your heart and vital organs. Prevention is key when it comes to gum health and protecting enamel. That’s why you need dental insurance: to afford regular dental cleanings and maintenance.
You can find dental insurance for individuals and for families. These plans cover routine dental procedures such as regular cleanings, cavity fillings, implants, dentures, root canals, crowns, and more, along with coverage for orthodontics and periodontics.
Some insurance companies offer combination coverage for dental and vision insurance.
As we get older, most of us will come to rely upon prescription lenses to navigate everyday life. Access to vision care from your optometrist or ophthalmologist is made more difficult when you have to pay full price for your frames and appointments. Vision insurance can give you the certainty that you can afford to get your annual eye visit and update your lenses when needed.
You can find vision insurance to cover your routine eye exams, diagnostic tests, lenses, frames, contacts, and more.
A combination plan will give you the benefits of dental and vision coverage through one provider, though the plans will have separate deductibles.
Even though many seniors experience difficulty with hearing, Medicare does not cover routine hearing care, items, or services unless your doctor orders a diagnostic test. Hearing aids are expensive and replacing them is a quality of life issue when you have to pay the full price.
Hearing insurance will cover hearing exams, hearing aid fittings, and hearing aids. These plans are usually purchased separately or as an added benefit to a Medicare Advantage plan.
When the health insurance plans available to you do not have the coverage you need, where do you go? Supplemental plans. These bring you specialized coverage that is often more comprehensive than combination benefit plans. This is because supplemental plans are able to negotiate for coverage at lower rates.
Medicare Advantage plans, which bring you Medicare Part A and Part B through private health insurance companies, are able to offer additional benefits to their members. Dental, vision, and hearing coverage are common add-ons to these plans because plan members need those benefits.
At Senior Benefit Solutions we specialize in Medicare. Represent all major companies and organizations that serve the senior market. Our brokers average over 15 years of experience. They are focused on educating first so you can make an informed decision on your healthcare.
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