December 11, 2019
Dr Timmerman is a GEHA dentist (part of Connection Dental) which is an “umbrella plan”. What this means is that there is no “plan” called Connection Dental but a group of plans MANAGED by the umbrella. What they do is help manage OTHER plans or networks. Dr Timmerman may in fact NOT be “in network” with a plan, but “IS” in the network via this umbrella. This CAN become very confusing.
GEHA Dentist, and the Umbrella
Most people can visualize an umbrella. A large, circular apparatus used to cover and repel rain. Flip it upside down, and it does the exact opposite, it collects rainwater.
In this case, it is a collection of dental benefit insurance plans that opens up the network to connect more patients to dentists. If you are looking for a MetLife dentist and they are not listed with MetLife, you may still be eligible for fees that are in their network.
Maximizing Your GEHA Dentist dollars
Why is it important to find a GEHA dentist? For one, less stress. Paperwork to manage your claim should be much more straightforward. This makes for fewer delays and ultimately saves everyone money.