I have extras cover with Medibank Private and if you visit one of their Members Choice dentists, you get free checkup, discounted rates etc. I just got this email from Medibank today…
our dentist is *no longer part of Members’ Choice.
We’re writing to let you know that Jin Chan Dental is no longer part of our Members’ Choice Network.
The good news is, there’s another Members’ Choice dentist nearby. You can find your closest Members’ Choice provider by visiting medibank.com.au/provider .
Why choose Members’ Choice?
Our Members’ Choice Network generally provides you better value because we’ve negotiated special prices with these providers and 100% back on an annual dental check-up and clean each year.#
Prefer to stay with your current dentist?
That’s absolutely fine, we’ll continue to pay benefits towards your dental visits based on your cover type and limits. However, you may have additional out-of-pocket expenses to pay. To find out more about your cover download the Medibank app, visit medibank.com.au/members or call us.
To see more details on the dentists you’ve visited which are no longer part of our Members’ Choice Network please see below.
As always, we’re here to help
If you have any questions, feel free to call us on 131 680 between 8am–8pm Monday to Friday, or 9am to 4pm on Saturdays (AEST).
The team at Medibank
I rang my dentist as it sounded like they had cancelled it themselves. The dental practice only heard about it today and said Medibank was forcing it onto them, as the principal dentist had cut her hours back. It appears Medibank doesn’t treat the smaller local practices with a high level of importance and are only interested in the big ones. My dental practice is starting a petition and has said they will honor existing patients with the Medibank rates.
I know I have the option to visit any dentist I like, but I specifically chose this one as it was on the preferred network and I got better rates. I left my previous dentist of 20 years, as he aligned himself with BUPA…giving those customers better prices, but ignoring my loyalty.
I feel like I’m being pushed around by the Health Insurance companies!