What is a maximum? There are two types of maximums — annual and lifetime.
An annual maximum is the most money a dental plan pays for dental care for you or your family (under a family plan) within a 12-month benefit period. Once you reach the maximum amount, you’ll be responsible for paying any costs for the remainder of the benefit period.
A lifetime maximum is the most money a dental plan pays for dental care for an enrollee or a family (under a family plan) for the life of the enrollee or family or the life of the plan. Lifetime maximums usually apply to specific services, such as orthodontic treatment (braces).
How can I check my plan maximum(s)?
There are three ways to check how much remains before reaching any plan maximum(s).
· Log in to your online account.
· Ask your dental office for your plan’s annual and lifetime maximum information.
What you should know if you have a maximum
· Your dental plan could be based on a calendar year (January through December) or a contract year (starts and ends during a different 12-month period). Once you reach the annual maximum, you’re responsible for all costs for the remainder of the plan year.
· Depending on your dental plan, some services might not count toward your maximum, such as diagnostic and preventive services.
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