NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest dental insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today introduced two new dental insurance plans that provide employers and their employees with more flexible and affordable coverage options.

Guardian’s new Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan and Managed Dental Care Plans* enable employers to customize their benefit options while providing participants with comprehensive coverage to help them save on dental care. The plans are available to companies of any size, regardless of whether benefits are employer-paid, contributory or voluntary.

With more opportunities for savings, employers can offer coverage options that best fit the needs of their employees, such as:

  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan: Members are empowered to choose any dentist from one of the nation’s largest networks and determine their level of reimbursement.
    • Guardian’s PPO offering gives employers the ability to configure plan options ranging from more value with lower monthly premiums to more choice of dental providers with higher maximum coverage.
    • Members have access to one of the nation’s largest networks offering discounts that help them save on important dental care and specialty procedures.
  • Managed Dental Care Plan: A lower cost dental care option with no annual maximums or deductibles.
    • Managed Dental Care includes coverage of up to 316 procedures (CDT codes), including implant coverage, cosmetic bleaching, a third cleaning for pregnancy and other medical needs, plus interceptive orthodontics and coverage for members who are currently in orthodontia treatment with another carrier.
    • Employers can select a “dual choice” option alongside a PPO, providing employees with more choice.
    • Administration and communication is made easier for employers in multiple locations because they are offering one consistent plan. Managed Dental Care Plans are offered in the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

According to Guardian’s Fourth Annual Workplace Benefits Study, employers have indicated that a top priority is the ability to offer benefits their employees expect while managing the cost of coverage.

“Our new dental care benefits that include specialty procedures such as whitening and orthodontics enable employers to meet employee expectations, while also supporting an important health need,” stated Mike Estep, Second Vice President, Group Product Development at Guardian.

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About Guardian 

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.4 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2016. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 8,800 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 58 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.


*Managed Dental Care Plan underwritten by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Colorado, Florida and New York) or one of its wholly owned subsidiaries: Managed Dental Care (California); First Commonwealth Insurance Company (Illinois); First Commonwealth Limited Health Services Corporation (Indiana); First Commonwealth Limited Health of Michigan (Michigan); First Commonwealth of Missouri (Missouri), or Managed DentalGuard, Inc. (New Jersey, Ohio and Texas). GP-1-MDG-FP-FL-14. 

Financial information concerning The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® as of December 31, 2016, on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets = $51.9 Billion; Liabilities = $45.7 Billion (including $39.4 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $6.2 Billion. 

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