Are you responsible for managing your company’s benefits? Maybe you’re a company’s HR professional, or perhaps you’re a multi-tasking small business owner. Either way, your employees rely on you to help them navigate their health insurance plan.
More than 98% of dentists in South Dakota are part of the Delta Dental of South Dakota network. But, what happens when an employee wants to visit an out-of-network dentist?
° Start with the Facts
Explain how your company plan works. All Delta Dental of South Dakota plans allow you to see any licensed dentist. However, employees will almost always save money if they choose a dentist in your plan’s network.
° How to Help
Let us know. If an employee’s dentist is not already part of the Delta Dental network – recommend the dentist participate in the Delta Dental network.. Dentists can learn more online or contact our provider relations staff at 1-877-841-1478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
° What Happens Next
When we receive a recommendation, our provider relations staff will contact the dentist to discuss joining our network. Note that a recommendation does not always result in network participation. The dentist makes the final choice.
° The Bottom Line
As subscribers, your employees receive the greatest value when they visit a participating dentist. The extra out-of-pocket expense may be worth it to some employees. Encourage them to weigh the costs vs. benefits and make a decision that works best for them.