If your dental office bills directly to your insurance carrier and does not require you to pay up front for the services your insurance covers, your dentist is providing you with a service called assignment of benefits. We are Calgary NW’s top family dental clinic, book your next appointment now!
In offices that do not provide this service, patients, regardless of their insurance status, are required to pay for their dental treatment at the time of the appointment. Patients are then left to pursue their insurance companies for reimbursement personally.
It is estimated that no more than 30% of dental offices today provide assignment services.The following is an abbreviated list of the reasons why most dentists do not provide assignment services.
Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to provide the staff with the proper numbers and insurance information. The limits, restrictions and deductibles on your dental plan were put there by your insuring agency, not the dental office. The dental office has nothing to do with these limitations nor can they do anything about them.
Offices that provide assignment services have the right to revoke them at any time.