If you are heading overseas to play basketball or any sport
make sure your contract includes full insurance in case
of an injury. All teams should provide standard health insurance
in the event some happens while playing. The health
insurance in all the teams I have played on does
not include dental insurance. However if something occurs
while playing they should be liable to get it fixed, otherwise
you are responsible if something does happen. For example,
if you have a cavity or need teeth cleansing and any other
related dental help.
If you are in the US and you don't have dental insurance
it is best to get coverage before going overseas to play.
I have found that Dental
Plans.com have a wide variety of discount individual
dental plans available. Some plans start at around $79.99
for the year with 3 months free.
That deal is hard to beat, unless you have 9-5 job that
offers dental insurance. This is perhaps the best alternative
if you don't have dental insurance and you are looking.
Some times overseas the prices for tooth filling's, teeth
cleaning, root canals, and etc could be more expensive or
cheaper depending on which country. For example, in Spain
I needed to get several of my teeth filled and it was cheaper
than my old dentist back home. I got my teeth filled for
34 Euros without insurance but like I said it depends on
If you want to take a chance than its up to you. But I
highly recommend Dental
Plans.com service and plans. Search
below for the offers and dentist that Dental Plans provide
in your state.
your ZIP code to view plan details, savings
information and participating dentists for all
available discount dental plans in your area.
Insurance Advice for Europeans
If you live in Europe and you wish to play basketball in
the US (college team) your insurance situation is the same.
However all college teams provide health insurance in case
of any injuries. Dental Insurance is not provided in this
case as well. If you will be in the USA playing basketball
for a four year college it is best to have dental insurance
so I recommend taking a look at Dental
Plans.com as well or ask your team for more
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