United Concordia Dental Provides Incentive for Preventive Care

Monday, August 18, 2008 General News
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HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 United Concordia Dental hasintroduced Preventive Incentive(SM), a standard PPO benefit enhancement forall group sizes that promotes good oral health. With Preventive Incentive,all covered diagnostic and preventive services do not count toward a member'sannual plan maximum.

"Preventive Incentive is designed to provide members with a simple way toexpand their benefit dollar," said Chip Merkel, United Concordia Dental seniorvice president and chief marketing officer. "Dental benefits shouldn't becomplicated, but they should promote good oral health and help members savemoney. Preventive Incentive does just that by offering a straightforward wayfor members to maximize their benefits. Our innovative approach eliminatesthe confusion and complication that maximum rollover programs can oftencreate. Simply excluding any covered Class I service from the annual planmaximum makes Preventive Incentive easy for members to understand."

Unlike some rollover plans that may actually reward members for not usingtheir plan (the amount that rolls over), United Concordia Dental's PreventiveIncentive encourages members to get the routine care that they need tomaintain good oral health. Members can take advantage of the benefit feature,without all the administrative hassles associated with rollovers, savingsaccounts or benefits tracking, giving United Concordia Dental members morebenefit dollars for other services. Preventive Incentive is simple:

-- ALL covered Class I services do not count toward the annual programmaximum.

"Regular dental checkups are just as important to your dental health asbrushing and flossing," said United Concordia Dental's National DentalDirector Richard P. Klich, DMD. "Preventive Incentive helps members byemphasizing the importance of regular dental office visits. In addition, ithelps them financially when additional dental treatment is needed."

"United Concordia Dental continues to take strides to ensure our membershave healthy smiles," said Dr. Klich. "This benefit feature offers moremembers the opportunity to receive the treatment they need to help preventdental disease, which research suggests may be linked to certain systemicmedical conditions."

For more information on Preventive Incentive, producers and groups cancontact their United Concordia Dental sales executive or call 1-888-884-8224.

About United Concordia Dental

United Concordia Companies, Inc., headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is oneof the nation's largest dental insurers, with more than 7.7 million membersworldwide. In 2007, United Concordia Dental processed more than 13 millionclaims and attained revenues of $1.3 billion. For more information aboutUnited Concordia Dental products, visit http://www.unitedconcordia.com.-- Available to all group sizes (minimum two enrolled contracts). -- Standard feature on United Concordia Dental PPO plans.

SOURCE United Concordia Dental


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