Dental Insurance Plan Quotes – Nebraska
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Trying to find affordable dental insurance in Nebraska requires some research, and DentalInsurance.com makes it easy by providing free rate quotes and information so you can easily compare dental insurance and discount dental plan providers side by side. To find out which dental insurance plans are available in Nebraska, enter your zip code above to start your free online rate quote. Before you begin though, it’s important to understand what the differences are between the various types of dental plans in NE.
Types of Dental Plans Available in Nebraska
There are four different types of dental plans available in Nebraska. No plan type is perfect for everyone. Choosing the type of plan that’s right for you will depend on the needs of you and your family, your financial situation, and the degree of freedom you’re looking for in terms of choosing a dentist or receiving services without a waiting period. The four types of dental insurance plans in Nebraska are:
Discount plans are unlike most types of insurance, as they do not provide reimbursements. Instead, subscribers pay an annual or monthly fee in exchange for a “discount card,” which allows them to receive unlimited dental care from participating dentists at a discounted rate. Discounts vary widely between different plans, but they tend to provide excellent savings. Since discount plans don’t make reimbursements though, patients are typically responsible for the entire discounted rate of service at the time of the visit. Discount dental plan providers in Nebraska include Patriot Health Inc., Careington International and Aetna Dental.
(*Discount plans are not insurance and are not intended to replace health insurance.)
Indemnity plans are considered “traditional dental insurance,” and operate on a fee-for-service model. This means they make reimbursements based on the services a patient receives, and cover certain percentages of specific procedures. The amount they cover for each procedure is based on a UCR index. UCR stands for Usual, Customary, and Reasonable, and is a combination of the average cost of dental services from nearby dentists along with what the company considers to be a fair amount of coverage. UCR indexes vary from company to company. The UCR index helps determine the company’s “fee schedule,” which is where they list the amount they are willing to cover for each procedure. Indemnity plans offer the greatest freedom in terms of choosing a dentist, but they may incur higher out-of-pocket payments, as providers make reimbursements after receiving and reviewing the bill. Indemnity plan providers in Nebraska include Encore Dental, Aetna Dental and Nationwide.
PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations)
PPOs get their name from the network of preferred dentists they work with. Dentists within the network agree to provide their services at a discounted rate to PPO subscribers in order to gain access to a wider patient pool. This allows the PPO to guarantee a maximum cost of service from dentists within the network. PPOs usually cover services from dentists outside of the network as well, but coverage may be much more limited. PPOs are a good all-around plan, but keep in mind that most PPOs require deductibles and calendar year maximums. PPO plan providers in Nebraska include HumanaOne, Ameritas and Nationwide.