TITLE

DENTAL DIFFERENTIATORS

AUTHOR(S)
Shutan, Bruce
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Jul2006, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the trends concerning dental plans in the U.S. Leading the market are plan designs that combine benefit enhancements and consumer-driven offerings, as well as approach that includes cost-estimator tools and Web sites. A background on the oral health integration programs that was launched by Cigna in October 2005 is presented. A chart is presented that summarizes findings of the 2004 Mercer Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.
ACCESSION #
21535783

 

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