News Archive

2014

For our customers in Arkansas
The Department of Insurance in Arkansas has issued a bulletin related to the recent storms that provides an extension for renewals and payments.
Important message from Delta Dental about “Heartbleed” computer bug
Delta Dental confirms your personal information is not at risk and remains secure.
Delta Dental awards grant to the first Florida Mission of Mercy event
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to the first-ever Florida Mission of Mercy, a program of the Florida Dental Association.
Delta Dental advice to parents: encourage healthy habits
Starting the conversation about the Tooth Fairy early could increase children's interest in brushing twice a day and flossing.
Delta Dental names Michael Hankinson executive vice president and chief legal counsel
Delta Dental of California and affiliates announced the promotion of Michael Hankinson to executive vice president and chief legal counsel.
Delta Dental names new dental director of Professional Relations
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliates announced the hiring of David Kilber, DDS, as new dental director of Professional Relations.

2013

New contract for Northern California union members
Delta Dental of California and its union members signed a new five-year contract.
Delta Dental named 2013 Corporation of the Year by Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia
Delta Dental Insurance Company received one of the highest honors awarded by the Chamber at its annual Atlanta gala.
Delta Dental names Joe Ruiz vice president of state government programs
Delta Dental of California and affiliates announced the hiring of Joe Ruiz as the new vice president of state government programs.
Delta Dental reminder: Diabetics at high risk of developing periodontal disease
During National Diabetes Month, Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies remind people that those with diabetes are at greater risk for developing periodontal (gum) disease.
Questions about dental in health care reform?
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates offer a new online resource center to help small groups and consumers negotiate the twists and turns of dental benefits under health care reform.
Delta Dental awarded contract to provide voluntary benefits for eligible veterans
Delta Dental of California announced its selection by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a dental benefits provider for the new Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program.
For our customers and dentists in areas affected by recent natural disasters
Delta Dental will do everything possible to ensure dental health needs continue to be met for those affected by recent fires in California and floods in Colorado.
National Healthy Aging Month reminder from Delta Dental
September is National Healthy Aging Month, and Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliated companies remind people during this time that regular dental visits and good oral health habits are crucial for people as they grow older, especially those with serious health conditions.
Delta Dental grant program recognizes 65 outstanding dental school students
Sixty-five outstanding dental school students received more than $200,000 in grants this year from Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies. The recipients of this year’s F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards represent 20 different dental schools in 11 states plus the District of Columbia.
Delta Dental selected to provide coverage in California health exchange
Delta Dental of California is one of six companies named by Covered California™ that will make affordable dental coverage available to children up to 19 years old in California's health exchange.
For our customers and dentists in areas affected by the Black Forest fire in Colorado
Delta Dental will do everything possible to ensure dental health needs continue to be met for those affected by the Black Forest fire in Colorado.
For our customers and dentists in areas affected by recent severe weather
Delta Dental will do everything possible to ensure dental health needs continue to be met, in spite of any disruptions caused by recent storms and severe weather in the Midwest and Central Midwest.
Delta Dental names Michael Hankinson new senior VP of Legal and chief compliance officer
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today announced the promotion of Michael Hankinson to senior vice president of their Legal division and his appointment as chief compliance officer.
Delta Dental Insurance Company receives award for community service activities
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents Hispanic Leadership Award to Delta Dental Insurance Company for its involvement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Delta Dental reminder: Good oral health habits start early
Delta Dental’s 2013 Children’s Oral Health Survey shows that some oral health habits fall short of what’s recommended by dentists.

2012

Delta Dental wins TRDP renewal
Delta Dental of California was awarded a new five-year, $2.6 billion contract to administer the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP).
New DeltaCare USA plans available in Texas
Eight new DeltaCare USA plans are now available in Texas for client groups of two people or more.
Delta Dental awards grant to Miami dental program
Delta Dental Insurance Company awarded a $10,000 grant to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation to help fund its dental program.
Delta Dental system named industry’s best
For the seventh time, the nationwide Delta Dental system received the Readers’ Choice Award from Benefits Selling magazine for best dental carrier.
Delta Dental already compliant with new PA non-covered services law
Current claims processing guidelines have been aligned with SB 1144 since 2011.
Delta Dental names new board chairman
Becky Patel is the new chairman of Delta Dental of California’s Board of Directors.
National Diabetes Month reminder
During National Diabetes Month, Delta Dental encourages people with diabetes to make regular dentist visits.
For our customers and dentists in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy
Delta Dental will do everything possible to ensure dental health needs continue to be met, in spite of any disruptions caused by this storm.
Delta Dental grant program recognizes 65 outstanding dental school students
Delta Dental presented more than $200,000 to 65 students, representing 20 dental schools in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
Celebrate your smile!
September is a great time to celebrate a lifetime of healthy smiles. That’s the theme of a wellness campaign launched this month by our group of Delta Dental companies.
Hurricane Isaac update
The State of Louisiana issued Emergency Rule 26 as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
Tropical Storm Isaac/Hurricane Isaac update
For our enrollees, dentists and client groups in areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaac/ Hurricane Isaac, rest assured Delta Dental will do everything possible to ensure dental health needs continue to be met, in spite of any disruptions caused by this storm.
Ohio issues declaration regarding premium payments
The State of Ohio issued an emergency declaration regarding premium payments for those affected by the recent storms in that state.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds key provisions of health care law
The United States Supreme Court upheld the heath care law that will extend health care to most uninsured Americans. The ruling allows the government to continue implementing the health care law, which takes full effect in 2014.
Delta Dental names Melissa Fullerton vice president of western region sales
Delta Dental Insurance Company announced today the promotion of Melissa Fullerton to vice president of sales for its western region.
Delta Dental selected as dental benefits administrator for State of Montana employees
Delta Dental Insurance Company announces its selection as the new dental benefits administrator for State of Montana employees.
Delta Dental names Robert Budd vice president of Mid-Atlantic sales
Our Mid-Atlantic region has a new VP of Sales. Robert Budd, most recently VP of Sales for our Western region, now oversees sales activity in our Eastern states.
A.M. Best upgrades financial strength rating for Delta Dental
A.M. Best upgraded the financial strength rating outlook for Delta Dental of California and Delta Dental Insurance Company (A-) and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and its affiliate company, Delta Dental of New York (B++).
Delta Dental promotes Rick Doering to senior vice president of Human Resources
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company and their affiliates today announced the promotion of Rick Doering to senior vice president of Human Resources.
Delta Dental promotes Michael Hankinson to VP of Compliance/Regulatory
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today announced the promotion of Michael Hankinson to vice president of Compliance and Regulatory.

2011

Delta Dental makes record-setting gift to The University of Texas School of Dentistry
A $350,000 contribution from Delta Dental Insurance Company to The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston will fund a new assessment and clinical research clinic at the state’s oldest dental school.
New health insurance exchanges need a dental check-up
What happens to dental coverage under the health care reform plan? The NADP explains the ramifications of not allowing stand-alone dental coverage within state dental exchanges.
Delta Dental ranked No. 1 by brokers
For the third consecutive year, Delta Dental received the Reader’s Choice Award for best dental carrier from Benefits Selling magazine. This is the sixth time brokers have voted Delta Dental into the top spot.
Survey: Value matters when buying dental benefits
Our survey of benefits consultants and brokers shows that value definitely matters when it comes to selecting a dental plan.
Thousands of uninsured to gain access to free dental care thanks to Delta Dental donation
Thousands of people nationwide who are either uninsured or underinsured will receive the dental care they need, thanks to a major donation from Delta Dental.
State awards Delta Dental four–year Denti–cal contract
State awards contract to Delta Dental to extend dental benefits to nearly 7 million Californians
Were you affected by Hurricane Irene?
We at Delta Dental want to make every effort to help our clients, enrollees and dental offices affected by Hurricane Irene.
Delta Dental rolls out enhancements to DeltaCare® USA plans in four states
Popular dental HMO-type plan offers additional covered procedures, varied plan designs
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
Delta Dental names Tom Leibowitz as vice president and chief actuary
Tom Leibowitz, Delta Dental’s new vice president of Actuarial, will oversee actuarial activities in 15 states plus D.C.
Delta Dental awards grants to 53 outstanding dental school students
Fifty-three outstanding dental school students received nearly $200,0000 in grants this year from Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies, officials announced today.
Were you affected by recent tornadoes?
We at Delta Dental want to make every effort to help our clients, enrollees and dental offices affected by recent tornadoes in the South and in Massachusetts.
Delta Dental’s popular cavity quiz tool now available in Spanish
Spanish-speaking children and caregivers now have a new online tool to help gauge a child’s risk for cavities, thanks to a new interactive quiz launched by a group of Delta Dental companies.
Good oral health starts with early preventive care and good habits
This Children’s Dental Health Month, Delta Dental reminds everyone – regardless of age – to get an early start on preventive care.

2010

Delta Dental offers tricks to avoid scary treats
Of the $9 billion spent annually in this country on candy, an unhealthy portion goes toward sugary Halloween treats. That's why a group of Delta Dental companies wants to remind parents that when it comes to cavities and teeth, not all candy is created equal.
Delta Dental teams up with Ratoncito Pérez to promote preventive dental care among Hispanic children
With toothbrush in hand, Ratoncito Pérez seeks to educate Hispanic kids on oral health as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Delta Dental awards grants to 61 outstanding dental school students
Sixty-one outstanding dental school students received nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grants this year from Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies, officials announced today.
Delta Dental launches new Spanish-language website
Spanish-language speakers can now more easily find up-to-date oral health information and personal benefit details, thanks to an updated website launched by a group of Delta Dental companies.
Delta Dental partners with Superior HealthPlan to provide dental benefits to Texas STAR enrollees
Delta Dental Insurance Company will provide dental benefits for Superior HealthPlan’s STAR Health, STAR+PLUS and Medicare Advantage Programs, the two companies announced today.
Delta Dental names Stephen Adamson vice president of Contact Center
Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of California and their affiliates today announced the hiring of Stephen Adamson as vice president, Enterprise Contact Center.
Delta Dental Names Alicia Weber Senior Vice President and Controller
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today announced the promotion of Alicia Weber to senior vice president and controller.
Delta Dental Names John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, Vice President of Professional Services
Mobile dental clinics, educational tools and interactive cavity risk quiz highlight company's participation in national Children's Dental Health Month.
Delta Dental Puts Money Where Kids' Mouths Are
Mobile dental clinics, educational tools and interactive cavity risk quiz highlight company's participation in national Children's Dental Health Month.
Brokers Name Delta Dental the Best in Coverage
Delta Dental, the nation’s largest dental benefits carrier, received the Readers’ Choice Award from Benefits Selling magazine as the preferred dental benefits partner for brokers.

2009

Unintended Consequences: House Health Care Reform Bill Would Disrupt Dental Coverage, Limit Competition
Health care reform legislation passed by the House of Representatives, unlike the Senate version, threatens to disrupt dental coverage for millions of children, limit competition for dental benefits and disrupt dentist-patient relationships, according to the president of a group of Delta Dental companies.
Delta Dental's Position on Health Care Reform
A children's dental benefit is part of both the House and Senate health care reform proposals, but which bill is better?
Delta Dental Finds Little Things Add Up To Big Savings When "Going Green"
Sometimes saving on little things, like the price of a cup for coffee, can lead to big savings.
Delta Dental Names Benjamin Lowry As Director Of Southern California Sales
Delta Dental of California today announced the appointment of Benjamin Lowry as director of Southern California sales.
Delta Dental Awards $10,000 To Help Launch Butler County Dental clinic For Uninsured
A community dental clinic lacking sufficient funds to open its doors to the area's uninsured is now closer to providing much-needed services, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Delta Dental of Pennsylvania.
Delta Dental Offers New HMO Dental Plan Options For California Individuals And Families
Californians in search of affordable individual or family dental coverage now have two new options available from Delta Dental of California.
Affiliated Delta Dental Companies Launch New Web Site
Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania and affiliated companies today launched a redesigned web site to improve user experience and site navigation.
Affiliated Delta Dental Companies Post Enrollment Gain of 1.2 Million Enrollees
Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania and affiliated companies in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico announced today the addition of nearly 1.2 million enrollees in 2008.
New Delta Dental Web Site Educates Americans on Dental as a Part of Health Care Reform
Delta Dental announced today the launch of a new web site to help educate the public, regulators, lawmakers and policymakers about the importance of considering how health care reform might impact dental benefits.

2008

Delta Dental's Rancho Cordova facility earns Sacramento sustainable business certification
Delta Dental of California is among a handful of city businesses to be awarded a sustainable business certification, company officials announced today.
Delta Dental awards grants to 65 outstanding dental school students
Sixty-five outstanding dental school students received nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grants this year from Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies, officials announced today.
AvMed Health Plans and Delta Dental Insurance announce partnership to provide coverage to Florida businesses
AvMed Health Plans and Delta Dental Insurance Company today announced a partnership that will help provide affordable and flexible dental coverage for AvMed’s business clients in Florida.
Delta Dental names John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, as dental director of Professional Services
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today named John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, as the new dental director of Professional Services.
Delta Dental wins design award for kids' dental health web site
Delta Dental of California’s children’s dental health web site, SmileKids, is one of the winners of the 2008 American Inhouse Design Awards.
Delta Dental gives $340,000 to LSU dental school for auditorium renovation
Delta Dental Insurance Company announced today its donation of $340,000 to Louisiana’s only dental school to help renovate an auditorium damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Delta Dental promotes preventive dental care with additional benefit available to AARP members
AARP Services Inc. and Delta Dental Insurance Company today announced that the AARP Dental Insurance Plans administered by Delta Dental now include a third annual cleaning as a covered benefit.

2007

Delta Dental partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and Delta Dental Insurance announce exciting new partnership
Delta Dental mourns loss of founding CEO
California's largest and oldest dental health plan mourned its earliest leader this week upon learning that F. Gene Dixon, DDS, passed away on Friday, October 26 at the age of 84.
Delta Dental wins renewed contract for nation's largest voluntary dental program
Delta Dental of California announced today that the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) of the Department of Defense awarded the company a new five-year contract to continue to administer the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP).
Delta Dental introduces new way to stretch annual max
Delta Dental of California, New York, Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company announced today a new benefit feature that stretches dental coverage further as it rewards enrollees who obtain routine diagnostic and preventive care.
Delta Dental of California Adds Implant Coverage to Standard Programs and Additional Benefits for Expectant Mothers
Delta Dental of California announced today that it has added two additional benefits to its standard commercial fee-for-service programs: implant coverage and additional cleanings and oral exams for pregnant women.
Delta Dental Earns High Marks From Enrollees
When it comes to overall customer satisfaction, Delta Dental of California makes the grade, according to enrollees who rated the state’s largest dental plan on various aspects of service and quality.
Delta Dental names Daniel Croley, DMD, as vice president of network development
The holding company system that includes Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today named Daniel Croley, DMD, as vice president of network development.
Affiliated Delta Dental Companies Report 1 Million New Enrollees Added in 2007
The holding company system that includes Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania and affiliates in a total of 16 states and the District of Columbia announced today that more than one million new enrollees will join in 2007.
Delta Dental companies save clients more than $1.6 billion in 2006
When it comes to overall customer satisfaction, Delta Dental of California makes the grade, according to enrollees who rated the state’s largest dental plan on various aspects of service and quality.
Delta Dental Names Cathye Smithwick as Group Vice President of Dental Affairs
The holding company system that includes Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates named Cathye Smithwick today as its new group vice president of Dental Affairs.
PMI Dental Health Plan Merges With Parent Company Delta Dental of California
PMI Dental Health Plan, one of the largest prepaid dental plans in California and the nation, announced today its merger with parent company Delta Dental of California.

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