Direct Assignment (DA) has all of the same benefits of Dental Direct Reimbursement and also eliminates the need for employees to pay for dental expenses up front. The DA concept was developed after some employers voiced concern about their employees having to pay out-of-pocket for all of their dental expenses and then receiving reimbursement.
Although reimbursements are processed bi-weekly by Benefits Administration, Inc. and typically will reach employees within a week of their dental visit, Dental Direct Assignment plans eliminate this concern.
With DA, your employee will receive a dental benefit card that they will present when they visit the dental office. The dental office will then collect the amount due from the employee and submit to the plan administrator for reimbursement for the amount of benefit covered by the plan.