- New Plan Allows for a Single-Source Provider Solution for Ancillary Group
PHILADELPHIA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Employer Markets division of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) today announced it will move to a new and expanded Dental panel of providers for its current and future policyholders with effective dates of October 1, 2008. The Lincoln DentalConnect(SM) plan, provides access to more than 52,000 unique dentists nationwide in more than 88,000 locations and allows for single-class quoting with no case size limitation. The new PPO plan provides broader nationwide coverage making the sale of dental business with Lincoln Financial easier and offers a single-carrier solution for employers' ancillary benefit needs.
Lincoln DentalConnect plan offers brokers a simple solution to quote, enroll and implement new dental cases. This enhanced offering along with flexible benefit options, robust online capabilities and fast turnaround time on claims, further strengthens Lincoln Financial's position in the group dental insurance business.
"We're very excited to be able to offer our customers and benefit brokers a new Dental plan that better meets their needs," said Dave Swanson, Vice President of Product Development for Lincoln Employer Markets, Group Protection. "The Lincoln DentalConnect plan's panel of providers not only provides our brokers with more opportunities for dental business but it also streamlines administration and customer service for policyholders by allowing them to package dental with other lines of coverage for a single-carrier solution."
Lincoln Financial Group offers exceptional service and a variety of non-medical group insurance solutions including life and accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, and dental insurance. The company also offers employers flexible plans, bundled solutions, a selection of contract features and voluntary coverage that can be tailored to best suit the needs of employees.
For more information on Lincoln DentalConnect or any other of Lincoln's employee benefit products, visit http://www.LincolnFinancial.com. The Lincoln Employer Markets division is focused on delivering income security to employers and their employees through retirement plans, group insurance, and executive benefits.
Group insurance products for Lincoln Financial Group are issued and underwritten by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Ft. Wayne, IN) and, in New York, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York (Syracuse, NY). The group insurance division of Lincoln Financial markets ancillary (non-medical) group and voluntary insurance products including life and AD&D, long-term and short-term disability, dental, and employee assistance programs through a national distribution system consisting of 41 sales offices with two home offices in Omaha, NE and Atlanta, GA.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in Philadelphia, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $225 billion as of March 31, 2008. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; mutual funds; managed accounts; institutional investments; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. Affiliates also include: Delaware Investments, the marketing name for Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries; and Lincoln UK. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit http://www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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