Employers want new ideas so they can continue to offer flexible and affordable benefits.
LINCOLN, Neb. (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. announced today its group division now markets a supplemental medical (Gap Medical) insurance product from Beazley U.S. Accident & Health.
The Gap Medical plan reimburses eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses, including deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance. It requires an underlying major medical plan and works most effectively for groups with high-deductible plans.
Karen M. Gustin, LLIF, Ameritas senior vice president - group distribution, said the agreement will allow Ameritas to meet new employer and employee needs in a changing benefits world.
“Ameritas group built its reputation on dental and vision coverage – especially dental, which has been our focus since the late 1950s,” she said. “Still, our driving principle has always been products that solve changing demands.
“Many of today’s employers must migrate to high-deductible health plans to avoid exceeding their budgets,” Gustin explained. “They want new ideas so they can continue to offer flexible and affordable benefits, as well as access to the dental and vision protection their employees value. After getting to know Beazley and its practical, common-sense approach to plan design, we know their product will help us meet those needs.”
Paul Gulstrand, head of the Beazley U.S. Accident & Health team, agreed.
“The two organizations have complementary product and distribution strategies,” he said. “Offering Gap Medical helps bring new solutions to brokers as their customers move to high-deductible plans.”
The plans are administered by HealthPlan Services, headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Ameritas — Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and its affiliated companies — offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. The group division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. has served customers since 1959 and today provides dental, vision, and hearing care products and services, insuring or administering benefits for more than 6 million people nationwide. Ameritas has one of the largest dental networks in the country with more than 348,000 access points. Its contact center has earned BenchmarkPortal’s Center of Excellence certification every year since 2007 and placed in BenchmarkPortal’s Top 100 for small centers in 2014. In New York, dental, vision and hearing care products are offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York. To learn more about Ameritas, visit ameritas.com or ameritasinsight.com.
Beazley introduced the Gap Medical product in 2010, right after passage of the Affordable Care Act. The product is filed and approved in 37 states. In addition to Gap Medical, Beazley also offers Limited Medical, Critical Illness, and Short Term Disability insurance. Beazley includes the issuing company of Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. (BICI), rated A by A.M. Best. Its parent company, Beazley Group, was established in 1986 as a specialist insurer and reinsurer. Headquartered in London, the company has operations in Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S., and manages five Lloyd's of London syndicates — all rated A by A.M. Best. To learn more about Beazley, go to http://www.beazley.com/accident&health.