Dental Insurance Plans | Direct Benefits
a selection of dental plans worth smiling about
  • 2/1/2020


Did you know that dental health is linked to overall health?

A good dental insurance plan helps you enjoy a little peace of mind knowing your smile is covered!

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Make sure your smile is protected!

Finding the right dental insurance plan starts with knowing what you're looking for. Here are a few things to consider when looking at dental plans:

What do dental plans cover?

When it comes to dental plans, there's no "one size fits all" plan. Dental plans can vary greatly in their coverage offerings, but don't let that scare you!

Plans will vary by their coverage, for example, some plans will cover implants while others may not. Some plans cover 2 cleanings a year, while others cover up to 4 cleanings a year!

How much will dental insurance cost?

There are quite a few variables that go into the final cost of dental plans. These variables might include the type of plan, coverage, deductible, dental needs, preferred provider, and location. Your annual maximum and whether or not a plan has waiting periods or not will also play a role in the cost of your dental insurance. 

Every dental plan will have a Monthly Charge, along with a deductible, which can be an annual deductible or a lifetime deductible. Start the quote process to find out how much dental insurance will cost for you.  

Which type of insurance is the best?

We offer dental plans through many insurance companies, but no company is "better" than the others. Which brand is best for you and your family depends on your dental needs, your budget, and your preferred dentist. You could start by refining your search based on procedures needed or by the savings needed. We recommend picking a plan based off your needs rather than by brand name!



PPOPreferred Provider Organization - allows plan holders to visit a wide range of dentists and hospitals.
HMOHealth Maintenance Organization - plan holders have a certain network of dentists and hospital they can visit.
DISCOUNT PLANSA set discount on services. Must see a participating dentist to take advantage of the discount.
CHOICE PLANSA group of plans that does not require you to stay in-network. You have the flexibility to visit any provider.
NETWORKA group of dentists that have accepted certain plans and discounts.
OUT-OF-NETWORKA dentist that does not accept your coverage or plan.
DEDUCTIBLEA yearly or one-time fee that must be paid before the insurance company covers anything.
ANNUAL MAXIMUMThe maximum dollar amount a dental plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific time period (usually January through December).
MONTHLY CHARGEAlso referred to by insurance companies as "premium". Your monthly plan fee.