Careington 500 & POS: Immediately
Since it's not insurance, Careington dental plan customers can use their plans immediately, with no waiting. You will receive a temporary ID at the completion of the application. This Temporary ID can be used at any of the plan's providers (Care500: 98,000+, CarePOS: 105,000+). You can see a dentist as soon as you have an appointment. Sometimes members join a plan and use it the very same day.
Aetna Dental Access: 7-10 business days
If you purchased the Aetna Dental Access plan, you can begin using the plan when you receive your permanent membership cards. These usually arrive in the mail within 7-10 business days of signing up.