Group Dental Options
It’s no secret – dental insurance is a key ingredient to any competitive employee benefits package. Smart business owners know good oral health leads to better overall health, which reduces employee absenteeism and lowers health care costs. 1
Offering quality dental coverage helps employers recruit and retain talent and makes it easier to keep employees healthy. And with our Whole Health bundling discount, employers can receive up to 2.5% off medical premiums by bundling medical and specialty benefits with CareFirst.
Your CareFirst Dental Advantage
One of the largest national networks
Our members can choose from over 123,000 dental providers and over 300,000 points of care nationwide. 2
Higher in-network utilization
Nearly 90% of our members see in-network providers. Chances are that current employees already see a participating dentist.
CareFirst-negotiated discounts, combined with one of the largest national networks, save employers and employees the most money. Savings range from 40 - 50% with participating providers. 3
Robust plan design without common limitations
Flexible benefits create customizable plans to meet employee needs and employer budgets. We don’t impose the restrictive limitations, exclusions, waiting periods or frequencies common in the marketplace.
CareFirst’s Dental Customer Care Unit resolves close to 90% of inquiries in one phone call or email. 4 If there’s a question, we’re here to answer it.
1 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General.” Rockville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000.
2The Dental GRID+ network is a service of GRID Dental Corporation, an independent company offering access to a dental provider network and services to CareFirst members. NovaNet is an independent company offering access to a dental provider network and services to CareFirst members.
3 Out of 14 participants ranked in the Dental Actuarial Analytics, LLC 2018 Dental PPO Network Study (formerly Ruark Consulting LLC, Dental PPO Network Study). Based on a provider network’s overall value, effective discounts are determined by claims and their associated discounts with no adjustments made for variations in plan designs. Based on plans sold in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
4 Regional data for 2013–2014.