Insurance Plans

Use the Insurance Plans list to review all insurance plans entered in Open Dental.

In the Main Menu, click Lists, Insurance Plans.

Alternatively: from the Insurance Plan Edit Window, click Pick From List.

See also:


To narrow or sort the list of plans, enter filter criteria. Results update automatically. The first 200 results matching filter criteria display by default.

Order By: Select the sort order of the list.

Get All: Click to view all results that matching the filter criteria. Results are not limited to 200.

Show Hidden: Include/exclude plans that have been marked Hidden on the Edit Insurance Plan window

Insurance Plans

Each line entry refers to an individual plan. The number of plan subscribers is indicated under the Subs column. Double-click a plan to view carrier, plan, and benefit information.

Most columns are self-explanatory, below are descriptions of columns that may need additional explanation:

Combine: Combine duplicate plans into a single plan. See Combine Insurance Plans.

Hide Unused: Mark plans with 0 subscribers as hidden.

Blank Plan: Only visible when the list is accessed via the Edit Insurance Plan window. Click to open a blank Edit Insurance Plan window.

Questions and Answers

I have duplicate insurance plans in the list. Why and how do I fix this?

There are a few reasons offices may have duplicate plans. Sometimes plans look the same, but when the details are examined they are different. What appear to be duplicate entries are really different plans that share the same employer, carrier, group name, group number. Double-click an insurace plan to check:

If users created new insurance plans by mistake instead of using an existing plan, you can combine insurance plans. Combining is irreversible and changes historical data. See Combine Insurance Plans.

To avoid creating new plans inadvertently, follow these guidelines: