HOW UTILIZATION CAN STABILIZE COSTS

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Summary BeneCare’s outcomes-based dental plans are designed to help remove the barriers to care that can suppress utilization. This encourages members to address accumulated need and consistently maintain preventive care. This creates a shift in the service distribution from treatment towards prevention, helping to lower cost trends and stabilizing premium rates over the long term. … Read more

PLAN DESIGN – BALANCING COST AND ACCESS

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SUMMARY. Selecting the proper dental plan design is key to striking a balance between cost and access. The proper plan design can help mitigate costs while still providing access to care that is usable and offers the best value. DHMOs MAY NOT BE THE BEST VALUE. Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) plans may offer the … Read more