Skip to main content

Ease into Retirement with Individual Dental Coverage

By Shelby Tatomir on February 13, 2018 in Insurance


Approaching retirement? Learn how to maintain your smile health and your wallet with individual dent

Retirement is a time to relax and return to the hobbies and skills that make you happy. While exploring new interests, we should be keeping our bodies and smiles healthy too. One aspect of retirement that you may not have considered is losing employer-sponsored dental and vision benefits. You’ve maintained your overall health for years - just because you’re retiring doesn’t mean you need to retire your visits to the dentist and eye doctor! So what options are out there for when dental and vision benefits through an employer are no longer an option?

Most Americans lose their dental and vision coverage once they retire. Many Americans defer to Medicare for their health coverage in retirement, but basic Medicare only covers dental procedures if you need an oral exam in the hospital and routine vision exams are not covered. Even then, there are further requirements. 

Plan for a healthy retirement with Individual Dental and Vision Coverage from Delta Dental.

If you’re looking for the coverage that will closely match what you previously received from your employer, check out our individual and family plans. We offer affordable dental and vision benefits directly to individuals. If you want to continue maintaining your oral and vision health, individual plans will give you access to a large network of dental and vision providers plus you have the peace of mind knowing you are saving on dental and vision care. Coverage from Delta Dental makes keeping these appointments easy. Click here to find a dental or vision provider in your area today.

As we age, our ability to laugh with confidence, eat the foods we enjoy, drive where we want to go and connect with friends and family in person or online is directly affected by our dental and vision health. When you have dental and vision coverage, you are more likely to make and keep regular preventive appointments with your medical providers. Regular exams with your optometrist help track vision changes and can track health conditions ranging from eyestrain to diabetes to high blood pressure. Whether you currently wear corrective lenses or have perfect vision, scheduling preventive exams with your optometrist will help you keep the vision you have for as long as possible. 

Your dental and vision health is impacted by a variety of factors, so staying on top of your regular appointments will ensure you’re not in for any surprises. 

*Updated August 2020