Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
Value Discount Plan strikes an alliance with Dentemax and expands it's dental plan nationwide and to over 50,000 dental practitioners in the US. Since 2002, National Discount Services' Value Discount Plan has been offering its discount dental plan primarily in southern California and neighboring south-western states. With the alliance with Dentemax's network, Value Discount Plan is able to offer it's plan nationwide and with multiple dentists in almost all major US cities.
Matthew Nederlanden, marketing manager for the Value Discount Plan could not be happier. “Over the years we have had countless requests to gain access to our program in many other locations. With the new Dentemax alliance we finally will be able to support the needs of customers in the majority of communities across this great country”.
The Dentemax network has been assembled over many years and its provider network is being used by many of the industries major insurance companies such as Blue Cross and Prudential.
The partnership with Dentemax allows the Value Discount Plan to offer dental discounts ranging from 20%-50% nationwide. For example, retail pricing for a crown in the Chicago market is approximately $1,200.00, but with the Value Discount Plan the discounted amount is $671.00, a 45% reduction in costs.
“Our discount dental plan offers many advantages to traditional dental insurance including: no waiting periods, no pre-existing condition limits and no annual maximums for 80% less than traditional dental programs, while still delivering great discounts on dental care.” Said Matthew Nederlanden. “We are tremendously excited about expanding our network of dentists and offering our plan nationwide.”
This nationwide expansion also allows the Value Dental Plan to begin offering business dental plans. Over the past 10 years, dental insurance premiums have increased 5%-7% per year. In metropolitan communities, dental insurance rates increased to an average of $35.00 per month, and family rates exceeding $100.00 per month. The national expansion, through the partnership with Dentemax, allows Value Discount Plan to reach business with an inexpensive alternative to dental insurance plans.
“With only sixty eight to seventy five cents of every dental insurance premium dollar available to pay claims, many employer groups have begun to ask if they are getting their money's worth.” said Leo Shapiro, CEO of Value Discount Plan. “Since the Value Discount Plan dental program is not traditional insurance but rather a program embedded with significant discounts it has many unique advantages such as no waiting periods, no mandatory workforce participation percentages, and does include coverage for cosmetic or elective procedures.”