270,000 provider access points now available nationally
BATON ROUGE, La. – May 13, 2015 – Starmount Life Insurance Company and sister company, AlwaysCare Benefits, Inc., leading providers of group and individual dental insurance, announced today that their national dental provider network increased by nearly 35 percent to 270,000 access points. The network expansion includes general dentists and specialists across the country.
“Our dental plan members now have access to the AlwaysCare and the recently enhanced DenteMax Plus networks,” said Starmount and AlwaysCare Senior Vice President Gene Sherman, DMD.
“The growth of our leased network, DenteMax Plus, is a result of a preferred provider organization network agreement, allowing DenteMax to access parts of United Concordia’s dental network.” The larger provider network means insured members will have more choices to access in-network dentists and receive substantial discounts on dental services. Dental plan members can significantly lower their out-of-pocket costs for dental care when using their benefits with in-network providers.
And, participating providers can increase their dental business by attracting insured members. “We provide quality dental plans that help make dental care more affordable for our members,” said Starmount and AlwaysCare President Deborah Sternberg. “This dental network expansion and our strong benefits solidify our position as a highly competitive, national provider of dental insurance to groups and individuals.”
Dental members can search the enhanced listing of providers from the secure online member website, AlwaysAssist.com. And, registered in-network providers can access benefit information and claim status from AlwaysAssist’s provider portal.
“We are extremely pleased to announce this new phase in the growth of our dental participating provider network, making our panel one of the largest in the country,” said CEO Erich Sternberg. “This enhancement will facilitate our continued emergence in new markets, and the steady expansion of our customer base that benefits from our single-source platform for dental, vision, group/voluntary life and other ancillary plans. This larger network, coupled with our new mobile app and secure member and provider portals, reinforces our commitment to our members and network providers by providing simplified, accessible tools to use and manage their dental benefits.”
To learn more about Starmount individual dental insurance, visit DentalForAll.com. To learn more about AlwaysCare's group dental plans and other coverage, visit AlwaysCareBenefits.com.