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Last updated: Jan. 7, 2018

14 Careington Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 7, 2018

Lack of payment of any kind over a year, despite 48?? premium paid on time monthly. Note (Waiting Period not Met). How long is waiting p. 19 years? This has been a total Rip Off! Would like to report to BBB & or Fraudulent Practices. Very disappointed. Would like to report this kind Business. Who do I contact; to report poor business makings?

9 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 14, 2017

I apply for one month member and Was satisfied that save like 100 dollars money, however after one year I was surprised that I’ve been charged 9.95 dollars per month for the whole year, I explained to them I didnt know it was auto renewal and ask for a refund but they reject per their terms and conditions.

5 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Oct. 27, 2017

This company charged me 230% of what discount dental should cost. They list it for $9 per month and were charging me $23. They then increased their rate to $27 per month without even telling me. So be warned that they will change the rate without letting you know. I don't even know how this is legal. Finally as a service, it does not offset your bill. For almost all cases you save very little. I would not recommend getting this service.

15 people found this review helpful
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Original review: June 9, 2017

I was not notified of the end of my contract with them. I didn't know that they were going to charge my bank for almost $300.00. Called the office, was told I had to write a letter to get my money back. I shouldn't have to write anything as I didn't know that my contact had ended for the end. Why that much money.

34 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 10, 2017

I requested that my account be cancelled on multiple times and they still continued to charge my bank account. Every time I called to complain they just pushed me off to another department or hung up on me. Never use this company, it's just not worth the struggle.

35 people found this review helpful
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Verified Buyer
Original review: April 18, 2017

Everything about Careington is fraud. They give you an advertised $250 ballpark fee for a typical root canal. I go to dentist and of course I need a more expensive root canal (molar). OK, after searching fine print, Careington says it will be $450 range. I call 2 local dentists in the program, give them my ID # and tell them my referring dentist says I need root canal procedure 3330 and they agree on phone. Price is in $450 range. I arrive at dentist next day and without even looking at my tooth, they said my price will be $850 (but yesterday on the phone it was $450). They added bogus consultation fees which Careington does not cover and they said Careington won't cover a periodontist to do root canal.

In California, it looks the only way to get a root canal is by a specialist but Careington won't pay it. So Careington is fraudulent in saying they can get you a root canal for $250 to $450. Same problem for the porcelain crown. Careington shows you a cheap price, but no participating dentist will give you the crown without adding $100 or much more to the Careington advertised prices. Back to root canals, most of them require posts or special buildup procedures as part of the root canal. Does Careington mention this is in their false advertising? Of course not and they don't cover it either. National average for root canal is $850 or more. If you use Careington, your best price is the same $850. They don't save you anything on root canals. Waste of time and money. They sell you the bogus plan, the consumer quits before 30 days, and they keep 20% for processing their fraud.

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50 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 17, 2017

Went to the dentist in September, Careington provided new cards for the visit and never mentioned needing updated credit card info. They received a notice of pending charges for my procedure, but in Oct since my credit card expired in September they just cancelled my plan and never notified me. Meantime I had the dental procedure apparently uncovered in October and Careington didn't care, they even told the dentist I cancelled the plan which is a lie. Very sneaky and fraudulent, I never received a request for updated credit card information or a cancellation notice by mail, email or phone, and I never missed a payment since 2013!

38 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 26, 2016

Customer service was very helpful in explaining the ins and outs of this discount plan to me, and they walked me through the process of how to get the most out of this plan. The claim processing time was a breeze to go through with no down time involved whatsoever, fluid is the best term for it. The process took very little time and effort on my part and their part, everything was in order from start to finish, and every was happy with results. The value of The Careington discount dental plan is priceless, and the Careington discount dental plan was a heaven-sent solution to my dental situation. The cost was easily one of the best values that I have seen in years, for most dental plans are somewhat untouchable for the average consumer to handle.

The network options were easily one of the best perks to the Careington discount plan, the Dentists that were in the network were some of the most trustworthy Dentist out there. The Dentists were leaders in their particular practices and the Dentists staff were definitely customer friendly and very easily approachable and seemed to be very in touch with the situations I was going through at the time.

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54 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 23, 2016

One of the best I have ever seen. A warm smile that greets you and lets me know they actually care about me as a customer and not a number. The claims are finished in a professional time frame. You will have no problems here. Extremely great service that provides the best value a customer could ask for. Down to earth, friendly service and this helps you feel at ease. This is probably the biggest strength this company has: the different networks will have the plans that fit your needs and fits the needs of your family.

20 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 20, 2016

They have fantastic customer service and support that is second to none! They are very helpful and go out of their way to help the customer in any way they can! They have a very friendly staff workers and ensure the best quality service available. The claims processing is very fast and easy to file. Claims are handled quickly and process effortlessly! I've never had any problems with any type of dental claims that I've had to file. Staff is knowledgeable with the claim filing process.

The overall value of the dental insurance plan is great and is much better than a lot of competitors on the market. You get the best quality dental care available on the market. The dental plan is exceptional and I highly recommend it. The network's options are outstanding and most dentist accept this insurance coverage! The options are great! Just a simple find dental plan overall that I highly recommend to the consumer! Your overall options of dental options never disappoints.

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23 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 16, 2016

The customer service was great. They gave me the attention I needed and made me feel like my questions and business were important to them. It took about the amount of time I expected it to take. No more no less. But that's ok. It was worth every second because of the wonderful product they offer. The value of these products that I receive was fantastic. Not only that but the value that I felt I had because of the way I was treated. I think they had a great amount of options. Often too many is overwhelming but they offered me just what I needed and it was great. I was very satisfied.

9 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 14, 2016

The staff was outstanding and so courteous. The doctors were real professional. For in my life I wasn't scared, it was a great experience. The claims processing was smooth as can be. The insurance paid its part and I paid a small copay which I didn't mind at all. So on all in all it was a good experience that's why I recommend it. I was happy with the service. I had a cleaning x-rays and check up and exam all at once. I found a dentist in the network close to home. What a surprise. Good one at that. Value for your money, easy claims service with good customer services. Can't go wrong.

15 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 9, 2016

I love their customer service! Not one person I spoke to was rude. Everyone was so friendly and so knowledgeable they seem like experts! The claim process time is a bit lengthy, however it is very easy to follow, and has little steps that need to be taken in order to get your claim processed. The value for the money is great! It is an outstanding service and needs little to no input from your part. All claims are settled quick and fairly. The network options are so broad, or at least in my area, very little clinics were not covered by this insurance company. And the ones that weren't, were not my cup of tea.

11 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 1, 2016

The customer service is pretty amazing, you wanna make sure you get what you're asking for. Overall you shouldn't have too much of a problem with it the way I see. The process time is definitely something you may get mad over, it's only because the time usually takes longer than what is said about it, but you wanna make sure you're getting exactly what you wanted so just wait on the time. It will go by. The value is gonna suck but you wanna make sure it's exactly what was guaranteed. So don't worry about the value. In the end it's gonna be just what your money paid for. I'm always happy when it comes to the understanding of the network part. There are plenty of options on what you would like to do but you have to be very careful in considering what is right to do.

11 people found this review helpful

Careington expert review by Cyril Tuohy

Careington is a marketer, service administrator and aggregator of discount dental, health and wellness  payment schedules to help underinsured and uninsured individuals with dental expenses.

  • Quality partners: Careington works with more than 40 leading healthcare companies to get customers the best dental care service.

  • Simple research: Careington customers can easily search for a provider serving their area on Careington's website.

  • Package discounts: Careington's discounts are even steeper when dental and vision are packaged together.

  • Comprehensive prescription coverage: Some dental insurance plans do not offer great prescription coverage, but Careington's partners do.

  • Cancel within 30 days: Careington lets customers test out the discount program first and cancel if they are not satisfied.

  • Best for: Careington is best for uninsured or underinsured families, individuals and companies looking to fill gaps in coverage they already receive from a primary dental insurance program.

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Cyril Tuohy, has covered the insurance industry for more than 15 years. He is an expert at writing about personal and commercial property-casualty insurance and covers life, annuities and retirement as a staff writer for a top insurance trade magazine aimed at insurance agents and financial advisors.

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