Delta Dental’s individual dental HMO now available in California through eHealthInsurance.com
Low-cost dental plan offers wide range of benefits, no annual deductible or maximum
July 29, 2011
San Francisco — California’s largest dental carrier announced today that eHealthInsurance.com now offers its individual and family HMO dental plan. DeltaCare USA, administered by Delta Dental of California, is the first dental HMO offered through the award-winning insurance online retailer.
DeltaCare® USA provides coverage for most common dental procedures, including diagnostic, preventive and restorative services. Enrollees select a network provider who will provide dental care for set copayments for covered services. The DeltaCare USA plan is available only through eHealthInsurance’s website, www.eHealthInsurance.com, and to individuals living in California.
“Our partnership with eHealthInsurance makes the purchase of a quality individual or family dental plan both easy and affordable,” said MohammadReza Navid, Delta Dental’s vice president of Sales. “Typically, individuals who are not covered through work face very limited and/or expensive choices for dental coverage. That is no longer the case thanks to this new offering,” he said.
Enrollees pay a modest one–time enrollment fee and an annual premium, in addition to any copayments for covered services. There is no annual deductible, annual maximum or waiting period, as is typically the case with traditional fee–for–service and PPO dental plans.
“Dental HMOs are tailored in many respects to the unique needs of people who are funding their own coverage needs,” Navid added. “This is a program that really makes budgeting for care easier, without worrying about an annual maximum.”
About Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental of California (deltadentalins.com) is the state’s largest dental plan with nearly 17 million enrollees. It is part of a holding company system that covers nearly 25 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All of the holding company members are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, the nation’s leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Through the company’s website, www.eHealthInsurance.com, consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, making it the ideal model of a successful, high–functioning health insurance exchange. Through the company’s eHealthTechnology solution (www.eHealthTechnology.com), eHealth is also a leading provider of health insurance exchange technology. eHealthTechnology’s exchange platform provides a suite of hosted e–commerce solutions that enable health plan providers, resellers and government entities to market and distribute products online. eHealth, Inc. also provides powerful online and pharmacy–based tools to help seniors navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through its wholly–owned subsidiary, PlanPrescriber.com (www.planprescriber.com) and through its Medicare website www.eHealthMedicare.com. For more health insurance news and information, visit the eHealthInsurance consumer blog: Get Smart – Get Covered.