Straight-Talk
Straight-Talk
Dean writes Agent Straight-Talk, a consumer blog on dental insurance and discount dental plans. Dean shoots from the hip highlighting best practices and trends within the dental insurance industry.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Dental Fees
Ever wonder why some dental procedures are considered basic and others major? If you answered “so the dentist can charge more,” you should know that cynical thinking has been found to cause cavities and may lead to premature tooth loss - accidentally on purpose.Just kidding. In this...  Read More
A Father to Son Heart to Heart About PPOs
Patrick PPO knew something was wrong as soon as he got home from work and saw his son Pat sitting on the front porch.Walking up to his son, he set down his laptop bag, loosened his tie and sat down next to Pat. “Something wrong, son?” Sniffing, Pat wiped his sleeve across his nose and...  Read More
Are Copays and Coinsurance Confounding and Confusing?
A colleague and I have a bet. She says insurance terminology was devised by a group of spelling bee contestants cleaning up an accidental interstate spill of Scrabble tiles and Boggle cubes.I disagree. I'd bet those complex insurance terms that bemuse and confuse originated after a massive...  Read More
Deciphering Insurance Gobbledygook
When it comes to insurance, on this much everyone will agree: insurance lingo is confusing. You know the kind I'm talking about: terms that are seemingly made from spilled alphabet soup on a Scrabble board sitting atop a Merriam-Webster tablecloth. But according to a recent survey, just 14% of...  Read More

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