Slate: Kelly playing with a magic fairy wand.
Super: Dental benefits.
Why it makes sense to stay in network.
Kelly: Welcome back to “Simply put”. I’m Kelly from Guardian, here to answer your questions about voluntary benefits in terms we can all understand.
Looks like we have Dan on the line. Dan? What…are you doing?
Dan: [At night. Dan is clumsily army-crawling up a flight of stairs, trying to be quiet.] (Speaking softly, but audibly) Hey Kelly. My kid lost her first tooth. My wife and I drew straws. So, it’s my turn to be the Tooth Fairy.
Kelly: You. Are. Awesome. How much are kids getting for a tooth these days?
Dan: You don’t want to know. But it got me thinking about my dental insurance benefits at work. We were wondering if you had any thoughts about choosing dental plans and stuff?
Kelly: [Lights have dimmed. She’s talking by flashlight] Way to think ahead, Dan. First, be sure you opt-in to your dental plan at work. Then, the easiest way to help save money is to stay in your network. I mean, sure, for lots of things like exams and cleanings, there’s likely no extra cost.
But, simply put, if you need unexpected dental care, like a root canal—or getting a tooth pulled [Someone hands her a stuffed tooth character.] Aww—it can really cost you out of pocket.
Dan: Oh, hey, look at this. [Finds his daughter princess crown.] Does it cover crowns, too?
Kelly: Yup, actually, it can. And the good news is, you can save up to 40% on out-of-pocket-costs just by seeing a dentist within the Guardian dental network. And Guardian has one of the largest dental networks, so you’ll likely find a dentist near home or your office.
Dan: 40%? (Lowering his voice) 40% savings in-network? That’s definitely worth a lot of teeth—speaking, you know, as the Tooth Fairy. Well, I’m definitely going to go find an in-network dentist. Soon as I take care of this little dental visit. Thanks Kelly.
Kelly: [She now has a wand too] (Whispering) You are welcome.
Super: Guardian voluntary benefits are built to help you.
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Button: Dan army-crawling up, stairs squeak