Activating HMO dental Insurance Benefits: Assigning Dental Providers

Dental insurance form,

With an HMO dental insurance plan, your insurance benefits can only be effective when both of the following conditions are met:

  1. Dentist within your HMO network AND
  2. You are assigned to that dentist or dental office.

To get assigned, you simply contact your HMO insurance and ask them to assign you to the office of your choice. Once the assignment is completed (may take a few days to a few weeks), the dental office will be able to verify your HMO insurance information. If you see a dentist that is not contracted with your HMO plan or you do not want to wait until your HMO information is verified, you can still be seen but you will be charged as at full office rate.