Navigation Links
Population Covered by Dental Benefits Increases

Dental Benefits Market Experiences Largest Increase Since 1998

DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, 7 million more Americans received dental benefits than the year before, marking a 4.4 percent increase in total dental benefits enrollment, according to the 2007 Joint Dental Benefits Enrollment Report published by the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and the Delta Dental Plan Association (DDPA).

"Cost is the top reason cited by consumers for not going to the dentist. Some 170 million Americans are turning to dental benefits to overcome the cost barrier in seeking dental care and maintaining their oral health," remarked NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE. "Market growth can be attributed to a new voluntary dental benefit under the expansion of the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, an increase in other voluntary benefits, the introduction of products for the individual market and increasing focus on the connection between oral and overall health."

The Report documents that DPPO captured more than half of the market, at the expense of dental indemnity benefits.

Additional findings include:

-- The DHMO market continues to consolidate in states with large

metropolitan populations.

-- Enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance

Program experienced a significant increase.

-- 97% of dental benefits are through group products.

The 2007 NADP/DDPA Joint Dental Benefits Enrollment Report contains specific information on dental HMOs, dental PPOs, dental indemnity and discount dental enrollment at the national and state levels as well as direct reimbursement and publicly funded benefits at the national level. The report is available for purchase on the NADP Web site,

About NADP

The National Association of Dental Plans is a non-profit trade association representing the entire dental benefits industry. NADP's member dental plans provide dental benefits to more than 136 million of the approximately 170 million Americans with dental benefits.

About DDPA

Delta Dental Plans Association ( based in Oak Brook, IL, is a national network of independent not-for-profit dental service corporations specializing in providing dental benefits programs to 50 million Americans in more than 88,000 employee groups throughout the country.

SOURCE National Association of Dental Plans
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
2. Increasing risk of heart failure for ageing population
3. Prime Minister Manmohan Against Incentive-Based Population Control
4. Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP
5. Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population
6. Scorecard to help in diabetic risk assessment of the Indian Population
7. Elderly Population’s Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dependant On Their Expectations From Lif
8. Rural Population Enjoys Better Mental Health
9. Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Crucial To Indian Population
10. World population To Be Seven billion in Six Years
11. Drug Controller General to Withdraw Drug that Affects Vulture Population
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... , ... Khanna Vision Institute based in Los Angeles, announced that Dr. Khanna ... Peer Certification by the Board is done so the public knows that the Doctor ... after the completion of three years of training or Residency in Ophthalmology. This is ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... , ... Key Housing, a top-rated corporate housing service for the San Jose ... Epic. In showcasing this featured apartment community in San Jose, Key Housing is helping ... efficiently find housing suitable to their needs by showcasing quality housing. , “San Jose ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios is back again with ProPanel: Pulse ... are endless. Users have full control over angle of view, speed method, start point, ... sure to get heads to turn. , ProPanel: Pulse offers fully customizable pulsating shape ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... affecting the health care in America. As people age, more care is needed, ... costs are rising, and medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... 27th edition of USA Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, ... The digital component is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... --> adds "Global Repaglinide ... "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide Market, ... forecasts data and information to its ... . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> --> ... of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Cell Surface Marker ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: