METLIFE ANNOUNCES THE NEW MET SERIES FOR ITS DENTAL HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (DHMO) PLANS
Over 400 Services, Including Dental Implants, Now Standard Coverages
NEW YORK, September 20, 2010 – MetLife, providing dental plan administration for over 20 million people, today announced its new Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) MET Series of Copay plans. Offered through SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a MetLife company, the new plans are currently available in California and, pending regulatory approval, will also be available in Florida and Texas – the states in which SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc. operates. The new DHMO MET Series plans have been designed to provide comprehensive coverage that includes benefits based upon current market trends, the latest clinical research and most current treatment protocols.
“The changes to our DHMO plans reflect the most contemporary research and best practices in dental plan design to help employers provide their employees with a cost-effective benefit option that optimizes value and patient satisfaction. These plans address important dental needs to help covered members achieve good oral health,” said Michael Schwartz, vice president, MetLife Dental Products.
“These plans now cover more than 400 procedures — 60 more than the previous DHMO plans — making the MET Series one of the most comprehensive DHMO plans in the market today,” said Alan Hirschberg, vice president, MetLife Dental Products, who recently joined MetLife to oversee product and network development.
The dental benefits offered by the MET Series are in addition to the standard features of the DHMO plans, which include no patient claims or claim forms, no deductibles, no calendar year maximums and an easy-to-understand schedule of benefits. Members also have access to a large network of participating providers as well as MetLife’s robust service capabilities. The plans are available as a stand-alone DHMO or as a dual-option combination with the MetLife DPPO.
For more information about the MET Series of DHMO plans visit, www.metlife.com/dental.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.