|[January 15, 2013]
Guardian is Stronger Than Ever with One of the Largest PPO Dental Networks in the Nation
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation's
largest mutual life insurers and a leading
provider of employee benefits, has announced significant PPO network
growth of over 12 percent between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013,
adding 9,940 unique dentists at 18,751 locations, making it one of the
largest PPO networks in the country. This growth demonstrates the
company's commitment to strengthening the network and ensuring that
members have access to the right dentists offering the right discounts.
"Guardian understands that a strong network is one of the most important
tools in controlling costs and satisfying employees," said Ray Marra,
Vice President, Group Products, at Guardian. "We are deeply invested in
growing our network in a way that best meets the needs of our customers.
This includes working with our brokers and planhlders to ensure their
local network includes the dentists that their employees visit to save
on important treatments to keep them healthy."
Guardian's unique approach to building and managing their network
includes customized recruitment strategies that may include recruitment
commitments and guarantees. A team of local, experienced recruiters
provide personal, customized outreach to dentists that can be targeted
based on location, claims experience or employee request. Once they join
the network, dentists can count on a strong support system with online
capabilities and fast and accurate claims payments - contributing to a
97 percent retention rate.
Guardian's network strategy also includes ensuring that it is easy for
members to find and use a dentist in the network. Members can locate an
in-network dentist online or directly from their smartphone through www.GuardianAnytime.com/mobile.
And with plan designs that encourage in-network care as well as online
tools to help members understand their benefits, employees have more
reasons to see a dentist in the network.
Additional news and information about Guardian's dental capabilities can
be accessed at: www.aboutemployeebenefits.com.
A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of
America and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals,
business owners and their employees with life insurance, disability
income insurance, dental insurance products, and offer funding vehicles
for 401(k) plans, annuities and other financial products. Guardian
operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and
protects more than six million employees and their families at 115,000
companies. The company has approximately 5,000 employees in the United
States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more
than 80 agencies nationwide.
For more information about Guardian, please visit: www.GuardianLife.com.
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