The face of dental looks a lot different today than it did 10 years ago. Market influences, technology advancements, medical findings and consumer savvy have changed what members expect from their health plans and what health plans must deliver to attract and retain members. No longer considered an optional “add-on” service, dental is now a highly-coveted benefit for members and a strategic source of competitive advantage for today’s health plans.
November is American Diabetes month and communities, organizations and health care professionals are teaming up to bring attention to a disease that plagues over 100 million American adults. In fact, the American Diabetes Association estimates that direct medical costs associated with diabetes exceed $230 billion and care for people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for 1 in 4 health care dollars in the U.S.
Health plans need every advantage they can get to attract and keep Medicare Advantage members and excel at meeting their unique needs. Dental has the power to help health plans perform, lead and grow in this expanding segment, but only if your dental partner has the passion and experience to understand the Medicare Advantage population and help you bring them an exceptional experience.