So My dental bill as you know was like $4k. I paid $500 on a credit card because as I was walking out they said you need to pay $500. I was like well shouldn't we wait for the bill? They said no. They said they would refund me if I overpaid but it would take months to sort it out so they wanted a deposit. I have no idea if this normal but what choice do I really have right?
So now I saw that for one of the days (I went 2 days for the root canal) my responsibility is $86.05. I'm not sure what the other portion is but I'm wondering will I see my money? Do I call and say I saw that half of the bill settled? Do I keep waiting until I see the other half of the bill settled? Why is the later day settled but not the first day?
Um okay. So now what?
As a side note my younger child got braces and I paid $3k this time OOP because she only needs the top braces 1st round. My older child had upper, lower, and frontal headgear (not normal) and I paid $6k. I don't know if this is the norm but seriously no I shopped around to 3 people and all were the same price. Even better is the lack of orthodontia coverage.
Anyway I kept the headgear just in case that tiny piece of equipment was $1500 alone. They told me to keep it and maybe I could reuse it or my DK might need it. What can you do?
Last year our insurance paid out $25239 for March to December. Our portion? $1081.95. Not bad. Our premium for the March to December was $2581.40 for medical and $244.90 for dental. I don't know what the megacorp paid for the first two months except they paid $5041 DD box 12. So I don't recall what we paid.
Tomorrow an update on my car insurance and accident.