Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed

Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed | Delta Dental of Arizona

Factor in every scenario to choose the best coverage for your lifestyle.

We live in an age of entrepreneurial innovation. Professionals are passing on corporate life and becoming their own bosses. Today, freelancers, the self-employed and contract workers account for 30% of the national workforce, and that number is expected to increase to 40% by 2020.

But working outside the box means we have to account for all the details, including dental benefits. Whether you freelance with travel photography or own your own business, take these three steps when considering coverage:

1. Evaluate your needs

Will your family experience a dynamic change? Do you have a health condition that may require more dental attention? Factor in every scenario to choose the best coverage for your lifestyle.

Remember: even if you have never had a cavity, dental coverage is always a good idea.

2. Consider all costs

When you’re self-employed, dental coverage affects your bottom line. Research your benefits provider’s costs:

How much does it cost per month?

Is there a deductible?

What’s the waiting period?

Remember: In the long run, paying out-of-pocket could end up costing you more than having coverage in the first place.

3. Research alternatives

If you work an alternative style—you may need a plan to match. Here are some alternative options for coverage:

Savings Accounts – Medical Savings Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts are good options to help save up for dental or health care. They work like a savings account for dental and health expenses.

Government Assistance – Depending on your circumstance, you could qualify for certain low-cost programs.

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One Response to “Dental Coverage for the Self-Employed”

  1. Fabey Dental Studios
    08/04/2016 at 6:16 am #

    Very well written post with all details which can be required. If we only cure our dental health at earlier basis we can be safe from getting any dental emergencies.

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