• 7/19/2006
  • Plantation, FL
  • press release
  • biz.yahoo.com

CIGNA Dental today announced the expansion of its DHMO product suite to include a new series of schedules that highlight the importance of preventive care and wellness through a new split copay differential, oral cancer detection offerings, greater access to dental sealants, and more.

“These DHMO plan enhancements are part of the overall broad product suite that we offer our employer customers. In fact, we are experiencing increased employer interest in adding DHMO to their plan offerings as another cost savings approach,” says Rebekah Whitehouse, chief marketing officer of CIGNA Dental.

The CIGNA Dental Care 06 Patient Charge Schedules (PCS), effective August 1, 2006, include procedures and copays that build upon its flexible and innovative dental plan offerings, giving CIGNA one of the most extensive national DHMO product lines.

“With rising health care costs, employers are looking for ways to manage benefit expenses while maintaining healthy and productive employees,” added Whitehouse. “Through wellness and cost savings features, these new plans provide a cost-effective option for employers and employees. The 06 Plans provide flexibility while focusing on comprehensive coverage and the importance of preventive care.”

Studies show that preventive dental care can help members avoid paying more money in the long-term for restorative and emergency treatment. This new product series offers members coverage for a wide range of dental services, with most preventive services covered at no or low cost. “Structuring dental plans that encourage use of preventive dental care supports our mission to provide affordable dental benefits with an emphasis on enhancing oral health outcomes, resulting in improved overall health,” said Miles Hall, D.D.S., M.B.A., national dental director for CIGNA Dental.

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