Providing insights and resources that help you make informed dental benefit decisions
Leverage MetLife's industry-leading knowledge to better your understanding of trends in dental benefits. With more than 52 years in the group dental business, MetLife consistently turns our extensive experience into action to provide you with the right information to help support your decision-making.
Equipping Parents with Important Information About Children's Oral Health
The results of MetLife's Parental Oral Health Literacy study are being released here to help raise awareness of the importance of children's oral health, educate parents about appropriate oral health care for their children and clear up some common misconceptions.
Evaluating Dental Networks: Moving your analyses past just access, disruption and discount reports
While provider networks are just one of the building blocks that determine the value of a dental benefits plan, they often dominate discussions and analytics due to the important role networks play in both cost control and participant satisfaction,. This guide was developed to help employers better evaluate the value inherent in carrier networks.
Check the Label: To find the dental network that's right for your company
Just like different brands of cereal, breads, soft drinks and desserts, not all dental networks are created equal. While carriers often tout network size and in-network reduced/negotiated fees, the numbers alone tell only part of the story. It takes a deeper analysis to find the carrier whose network produces plan savings for the employers, lowers participant out-of-pocket expenses and increases employee satisfaction.
With simple ways you can “check the label” on dental networks, this guide will help you evaluate networks easily and appropriately.
Check the Label: Preventive, Diagnostic, Periodontal Services
Like food products, differences in dental plan design “ingredients” can vary dramatically and are not always obvious from a basic (or spreadsheet) glance at each plan’s packaging and price. By reaching beyond spreadsheets and numbers when comparing dental benefit plans, you may find opportunities to add value by identifying dental plans that better meet the needs of your employees and your company’s bottom line.
Like most group benefit programs, benefit programs offered by MetLife and its affiliates contain certain exclusions, exceptions, waiting periods, reductions, limitations and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact us for costs and complete details.