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New Dental Insurance Program Makes Realtors(R) Smile

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release:

After a successful first year of offering Realtors(R) Core Health Insurance, NAR's new benefit, Realtors(R) Dental Insurance, is the next step in efforts to provide unique and valuable benefits to members and aims to help bridge the dental gap. Realtors(R) can obtain RDI through the National Association of Realtors(R)' REALTOR Benefits(R) Program in partnership with Ameritas Group and SASid (Smart And Simple Insurance Development).

"NAR understands the unique needs of Realtors(R) who, as independent contractors and small business owners, often do not have access to quality and affordable insurance," said Bob Goldberg, senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development, Commercial Services and Business Specialties. "Realtors(R) Dental Insurance is custom-designed to offer affordable and valuable large group dental insurance benefits to NAR members and their families nationwide. This crucial benefit would not have been made possible without our partners, Ameritas Group and SASid."

Eighty-five percent of Americans report awareness that their oral health is very important to their overall health, with the number one reason for not going to the dentist being a lack of dental insurance. Independent contractors and small business owners are especially susceptible to limited access to quality and affordable health and wellness insurance benefits.

RDI plans are designed exclusively for NAR members and their families and provide coverage for preventive, basic and major dental expenses. Realtors(R) can choose from four plans that cover more than 300 dental procedures. Plans also include bonus benefits such as orthodontia, cosmetic and Dental Rewards(R). Other plan highlights include credit for existing plans by waiving waiting periods that may apply, easy online billing and personal service

Participants are free to visit any licensed dentist of their choice or an Ameritas PPO provider. Ameritas PPO providers have agreed to charge reduced fees to NAR member clients, which can result in significant savings. The Ameritas PPO network is composed of more than 130,000 dentist locations nationwide.

Realtors(R) can review plan options and obtain a free quote online at www.RealtorsDentalInsurance.com or by calling 877-267-3752. Realtors(R) must mention their NAR membership (NRDS) number.

NAR's REALTOR Benefits(R) Program offers practical solutions for Realtors(R) on the products and services they use every day. The program includes offerings from nearly 30 companies in a variety of categories recognized as leaders in their respective industries.

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