This is the number one question on most patients minds, and for good reason.
Even with the ever increasing costs of dental supplies, technology and even energy costs, we are finding that dental insurance companies are actually attempting to LOWER (yes, lower) their reimbursements for your care. What does this mean? Basically, an insurance company is interested in one thing, profit! With ever decreasing fee schedules, it places increased pressures on dental professionals to cut corners, sacrifice quality for quantity and limit procedures done in house. For instance, if we were contracted with some major insurance companies, our hygienists would only be able to spend HALF the amount of time with you during your routine cleaning visits twice a year. That is not how we intend to practice and it certainly is not what you expect from us!
Therefore, Elmira Family Dentistry is currently not in network with any dental insurance companies. We PROCESS claims for EVERY dental insurance company out there. These include (but not limited to), Delta Dental, Cigna, Metlife, Lifetime, Excellus BC/BS, Blue Options, Humana, Guardian, Aetna, Ameritas, GEHA, United Healthcare and more!
We understand you may have questions and concerns, so please reach out to us with any insurance questions, at 607-733-6825. We would be more than happy to discuss everything in further detail.