Business before pleasure

New bill limits insurance companies ability to take back benefits By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times When trying to decide what to name this month’s column I was stumped for awhile. Yet it seems that we are going to spend a small time talking about the current state of healthcare legislation and then laughing at the lastest fad. The truth is that what I am going to share...

Get the most from your dental insurance

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Like anything in life, if you want to get the most out of something you need to know how it works. People fortunate enough to have dental insurance should take the time to know what their policy covers and what it’s limitations are. Never assume your dental office’s business staff knows everything. Every employer group negotiates their...

UCF, teachers appear far apart in contract talks

Sides sparring over benefits, salary as negotiations continue By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — New talks for a contract between the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and its teachers may be more protracted and complicated than similar talks two years ago, as both sides appear to be far apart on terms for a new three-year deal to replace the pact that expires June 30. The...

Make the most of your dental insurance

Knowing your plan and your options can save you money and keep you healthier By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD, FAGD, Columnist, The Times If you have dental benefits, congratulations! – You’re one of the lucky ones. Many folks have no benefits.  Too many of us have very little idea how our plans work and how much they actually cover.  This is unfortunate and often works to the benefit of the...

A new year, make a new plan for dental health

Knowing how your insurance works can save you money and keep your family healthier By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com January is the month of renewal, time to start over, make some healthy changes or break some old habits.  It is also a new year for most dental insurance plans. There is no perfect dental insurance plan, some plans will work better for you and your...