COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Notices related to COVID-19 for members, groups and brokers – READ MORE.

TruAssure Blog

Hello

What’s next after a visit to the dentist?

August 5, 2022.Individuals.#claims processing

After your trip to the dentist, you might wonder what comes next. For some, this waiting period after the appointment can be stressful, with questions about what was covered and possible bills and co-pays. TruAssure is here to help interpret the documents you may receive and explain what you need to know after visiting the dentist. Depending on your coverage, you might have a co-pay due at the time of the visit. However, others may receive a bill or receipt after your claim has been submitted and processed. Submitting a claim. A claim is a form requesting payment sent to your benefits carrier after a visit or procedure. This is done by either you or your dentist based on your dental plan. In-network dental offices typically submit claims for you. However, some members might have to send the form themselves if they seek care from an out-of-network dentist. Keep it simple […]

Read more

Dental cleanings explained

July 1, 2022.Individuals.#dental benefits

Even with good at-home oral health routines, going to the dentist for regular cleanings is an essential part of keeping your smile healthy. Visiting the dentist for preventive care can also help avoid the need for more costly oral health procedures. What happens during a dental cleaning? Trained dental hygienists use tools to clean your gums and teeth professionally. They check for signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) and cavities and make note of any problem areas for the dentist to examine. As part of a dental cleaning, a scaler is used to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line. Scraping sounds are normal, but let your hygienist know if you are uncomfortable or feel pain. While flossing and brushing can keep plaque from hardening and becoming tartar, it can only be removed during a dental cleaning. If your hygienist spends a long time cleaning your teeth, they might encourage […]

Read more

Coverage for every phase of life

June 6, 2022.Individuals.#collage graduate

Spring is on its way out and summer is heating up! The end of the school year and the start of wedding season remind us that life goes through many phases. We are here to help explain dental coverage options for various life transitions. Marriage and coverage changes Marriage is considered a “qualifying life event.” After a qualifying life event, you can change your dental plan within a specified amount of time. If requested changes are not made in time, you may have to wait for open enrollment. Be sure to check your dental coverage to see when the adjustment will occur. You have a few options within the qualifying life event period for changing coverage. You can: Choose to keep your coverage as is Become a dependent under your spouse’s plan Make your spouse a dependent under your plan If one party does become a dependent, they have the […]

Read more

Fluoride 101

May 4, 2022.Individuals.#cavities

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a key mineral for strong, healthy teeth. Most water naturally contains fluoride but usually not enough to prevent tooth decay. Because teeth benefit from consistent exposure to fluoride, many communities add fluoride to water supplies. Approximately 75% of the U.S. population on public water systems benefits from regular access to fluoridated tap water. Why is fluoride important? Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, which helps protect your teeth from decay. It also combats acids in your mouth that can cause cavities. Fluoride can even rebuild the surface of your teeth in the early stages of tooth decay. Who needs fluoride treatment? The amount of fluoride an individual would need depends on their risk level for tooth decay. Many people are at a lower risk for cavities due to fluoridated water, toothpaste, and better oral hygiene. Children ages six and up who are at moderate or high risk […]

Read more

TruAssure offers legal and identity theft protection through our partnership with LegalShield and IDShield

April 4, 2022.Brokers & General Agents.#benefits

Truly protect your clients  Now you can provide groups of all sizes with access to flexible and comprehensive dental coverage, as well as legal and identity theft protection. TruAssure’s dental plans help businesses promote employee wellness and retain top talent. With LegalShield, your clients can receive affordable legal protection on matters pertaining to family, home, finances and more. IDShield allows your clients to protect themselves from identity theft and manage their online reputation. When your clients choose TruAssure, you can be sure they’re making the best choice for their employees and their company. True Expertise TruAssure is part of a family of dental plan companies with more than 50 years of experience and more than 2 million members nationwide. Our dental plans are customizable for clients with 10 or more employees, and we also offer flexible options for smaller groups. Our partnership with LegalShield and IDShield gives us the combined expertise to meet all of your clients’ dental, legal […]

Read more