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Here you’ll find the answers to frequently asked questions about dencover’s products, plans and jargon busting terms.

  • Will I be covered for cosmetic treatment?

    You will not be covered for cosmetic treatment (except for teeth whitening where specifically listed on your policy)

    Do you pay my dentist for me?

    No. We ask that you pay for the treatment first and then reclaim the cost through your policy according to your plan entitlements.

    When do my annual benefits start and end?

    Your annual benefits start on the day you sign up to your dencover membership and will end 12 months from this start date. This information can be found on your confirmation email and on your policy schedule.

    Can I make a change to my policy throughout the year? (add/remove/up/downgrade)

    If you wish to make a change to your policy, please refer to the relevant section in the policy schedule or call 0800 180 4505

    Why do I make two payments in my first month?

    At dencover we collect premiums one month in advance. We will collect your first premium around 14 working days after you initially sign up. We will make an additional collection to cover you for month 2 in your 1st month.

    When this second premium leaves your account depends on your nominated DD payment day. If you nominate a DD payment day within the 14 day set up period, your first collection will be a double collection.

    If you nominate a DD payment date after the 14 day set up time, we’ll take two separate payments. The first collection about 14 working days after your sign up and the second will be on your nominated DD date.

    Please advise if this policy covers smokers?

    Yes you can still be covered with dencover if you are a smoker.

    How do I make a claim?

    Once you've registered to use the member portal, you can submit claims online without using a claim form. Here's how you do it:

    1. When your treatment is complete, please ask for an itemised receipt from your dentist which contains a full description of your treatment and costs

    2. Visit https://mypolicy.dencover.co.uk/NIS/ and login using your dencover username and password

    3. Enter your treatment details, upload a scan or photo of your receipt and hit submit

    Once your claim has been approved, we will notify you by email and payment will be made into your nominated bank account.

    Full details of our claims process can be found on your policy schedule.

Jargon buster

Here we’ll help you to understand some of the commonly used jargon within dental insurance.
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Reimbursement

This is the amount you will be paid by dencover following receipt of a valid claim. This will be calculated based on your policy and benefit entitlements.

Primary member

By primary member, we mean the insured person who purchases the policy. You must be 18 years or older and permanently living in the UK (we cannot accept a PO Box or ‘care of’ as a permanent address).

Call-out fee

the cost of attending a dental practice outside practice hours when you're seen by a dentist or specialist.

Mouth cancer

By mouth cancer, we mean a malignant tumour, tissue or cells, primarily in the oral cavity, lips, tongue or pharynx, characterised by the uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant cells and the invasion of tissue. Mouth cancer cover will end if you leave or cancel your policy and cannot be claimed again if you start a new policy at another time.

Qualifying period

This is the set amount of time you'll need to wait before you can claim for certain treatments. Please see the Table of Benefits to see what qualifying periods apply to your cover. The qualifying period applies to each member

Policy schedule

the document we provide to confirm of your cover, your benefit schedule and the terms and conditions of the policy.

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