Fort Dearborn Life Adds Group Dental Program in Ohio

April 17, 2006

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company announced that it has introduced a group dental PPO program in the Ohio marketplace. Available on both an employer-paid and voluntary basis, Fort Dearborn Life’s PPO group dental program is designed for both the employee’s and the employer’s benefit budget.

“Our dental insurance program was developed in an effort to provide Ohio employers and their employees with access to more affordable dental care,” said Brad Gary, vice president and chief marketing officer of Fort Dearborn Life. “The comprehensive network of qualified dentists gives employees and employers the flexibility and savings they need.”

The PPO program provides employees with access to more than 2,000 dental professionals in Ohio, the written statement said. Employees and insured family members have the freedom to seek care from any network dentist without a referral, resulting in a substantial cost savings. However, the plan also provides dental benefits to those who visit dentists outside the network.

To ensure professional standards are met, dentists in the program must undergo an industry credentialing process every three years. Providers that participate in the network can be easily accessed through the Find-A-Dentist feature on Fort Dearborn Life’s Web site at .

The dental PPO network is administered through Dental Network of America (DNoA), a sister company of Fort Dearborn Life. DNoA and Fort Dearborn Life are both owned by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), one of the nation’s premier health insurance carriers that insures more than 10 million Americans. DNoA functions as a third party administrator (TPA) for all HCSC dental programs, providing claims services for more than 2.4 million people.

Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. With more than 35 years experience, Fort Dearborn Life is a provider of group life insurance programs and markets group term life, short- and long-term disability, group dental and individual annuity programs.

Source: Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company

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