Save on dental visits and more with Co-op Connections

September 1, 2020

“We each saved about 37 percent and we did not have to do anything beyond being a member of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative!” Those are the words of member Teresa Wetzel, referring to the discount she and her husband, Peter, received on their recent dental visits, thanks to the Co-op Connections program.

Save on dental visits and more with Co-op Connections
Peter and Teresa Wetzel

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a situation that causes financial hardship on your family. Perhaps you’ve forgotten, or didn’t know about the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative Co-op Connections Healthy Savings program, which includes a dental discount. Co-op Connections is free to all members. And the savings you get stays right in your own pocket.

Co-op Connections offers a group of Healthy Savings discounts, which include savings on prescriptions, chiropractic visits, dental services, vision services, diabetic supplies, hearing aids, lab testing, and MRI and CT scans.
The dental discount is not insurance. It can be used an unlimited number of times by you and your family members. Co-op Connections has partnered with Humana Dental Access to provide a discount at over 160,000 dental locations throughout the country.

You can expect to save between 20-40 percent in most instances, but the savings can vary depending on the procedure.

The Wetzels’ story

Teresa explained that the couple no longer has dental insurance after retiring. Peter was employed in the insurance business and felt that the premium from a purchased dental plan would far exceed the benefit.
They were pleased when learning they both qualified for a 37-percent savings.

“We chose to go private pay until I remembered that the Co-op Connections discount might be something we could use,” noted Teresa. “I looked up to see if our dentist was on the provider list and was excited to see that he was.”
The Wetzels visited the practice of Dr. Chilcutt and Dr. Steuterman in St. Louis County.

How do I save?

Once you’ve registered for a free Co-op Connections account, you can search the database for a participating provider. Before your office visit, let the provider know that you want to use the Humana Dental Access discount. At the office, show your electronic Co-op Connections Card on the mobile app or the back of your plastic card.

Register for Co-op Connections today
Visit connections.coop, or follow the link from cuivre.com to register for a free online Co-op Connections account, and search away for the Healthy Savings discounts. Check out other shopping, dining and travel savings, too. Have you downloaded the Co-op Connections app yet? The app gives you access to all Co-op Connections program benefits, including the Entertainment Book electronic coupons.

Questions? Contact rsmerkar@cuivre.com and please remember to put Co-op Connections in the subject line.

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