Blue Cross Massachusetts expands dental plan; launches workers compensation


Blue Cross Massachusetts expands dental plan; launches workers compensation

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is expanding its national dental network across all 50 states. The company is also launching a new workers' compensation offering through its wholly owned subsidiary Indigo Insurance Services.

The workers' compensation offering, which is administered by Compnet and underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Guard, is the latest in a specialty benefits portfolio of products that complement our health plans, such as dental, vision, group life and disability, and stop-loss, Blue Cross said.

"We know small businesses are looking for ways to keep their employees healthy and mitigate work-related injuries and illnesses," Rich Greenhalgh, vice president of specialty benefits, commented. "Our workers' compensation benefit and Healthy Actions program work hand in hand to improve the health of small business workforces and decrease their health care costs."

Commenting on the newly expanded dental plan network that will now include 122,000 dentists at more than 300,000 locations, Greenhalgh said: "We know that good oral health leads to better overall health. That's why we're thrilled to offer all Dental Blue members an expanded provider network, so they have an easier time finding a dentist and getting the dental care they need, no matter where they live in the country."

"More companies based in Massachusetts are choosing us for both medical and dental coverage because they realize that by integrating dental health, they can help improve their employees' overall health outcomes," he added.

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