Discount or Referral Plans
Discount or referral plans are technically not insurance plans. The company selling the plan contracts with a network of dentists. Contracted dentists agree to discount their dental fees. Patients pay all the costs of treatment at the contracted rate determined by the plan and there are no dental claim forms to file. Originally these plans were sold to individuals; however, more and more employers are purchasing these types of plans as the dental plan for the company’s employees.