CIGNA is expanding its Dental HMO plans with 24 new plan options
offering greater flexibility in benefit design to help customers and
employers meet their benefits budgets. The new options also continue
CIGNA's focus on prevention and the importance of oral health to an
individual’s overall health.
The new plans will retain all of the benefits available in the existing
DHMO plans, including coverage for up to four cleanings a year, teeth
whitening, increased fluoride treatment coverage for children, and
identify theft resolution services. Plan participants will also continue
to have access to the CIGNA Dental Oral
Health Integration Program® and Healthy
“As clinical studies continue to show the relationship between oral
health and overall health, access to dental benefits will be a key
differentiator among employers for both retaining and attracting
employees,” said Bebe Shuler-Mure, assistant vice president of
product for CIGNA's dental products. “The new options will help
employers control costs without sacrificing access to benefits and help
them continue to promote a healthy, productive workforce.”
The new DHMO plans are available now for January 1, 2012 enrollment.
Highlights of the new plans include:
“We build benefits and copay options based on our customers’ needs.
CIGNA's DHMO plans provide more flexibility and options than other plans
in the marketplace,” said Shuler-Mure. “We design benefits to address
varying employee population sizes with a focus on health, while also
creating benefit packages that are competitive to help employers attract
and retain employees.”
The CIGNA Dental HMO network is one of the nation’s largest dental
networks and includes 15,641 unique dentists, which translates to
approximately 53,369 dentist locations.
CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense
of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United
States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical,
dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as
group life, accident and disability insurance. CIGNA offers products and
services in over 28 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 65
million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and
services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not
by CIGNA Corporation. Such operating subsidiaries include Life Insurance
Company of North America, CIGNA Life Insurance Company of New York, and
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. To learn more about CIGNA,
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