posted by Cathryn Donaldson
on September 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2019 – Good oral health and good overall health go hand in hand. That’s why dental care is so important, and why dental health plans work hard to ensure patients have access to the care they need. In a new study released today by Global Strategy Group on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with their dental coverage – and around 80% report their benefits give them access to high-quality care.
Key findings were that dental coverage:
“There is a direct correlation between oral health and physical health,” said Tom Meyers, AHIP Vice President of Product Policy. “Proper dental care can help prevent chronic disease and reduce medical costs, which is why this type of coverage is so valuable to millions of patients and their families.”
Nearly 170 million Americans rely on dental insurance to cover dental services like diagnostic, preventative, and restorative care.
The complete findings from the study, including feedback from beneficiaries, can be found here.
AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to millions of Americans every day. Through these offerings, we improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation. We are committed to market-based solutions and public-private partnerships that improve affordability, value, access, and well-being for consumers. Visit www.ahip.org for more information.