The Federal Senate is to set up a Senate inquiry into private health insurance. What does this mean for you and your dental treatment? There has been a trend of recent years for insurance companies to actively encourage patients to use either their own practices, or practices that have preferred provider arrangements with insurance companies, by offering reduced or no gap payments. Why is this worrying….because you should be deciding who treats your teeth not your insurance company, they are your teeth after all!
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has actively campaigned for this inquiry which it hopes will remove the discrimination. There is also useful information about your policy (specific to dentistry) and what is and isn’t included.