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Brokers Name Delta Dental Best in Coverage

Feb 17, 2010

February 3, 2010

Delta Dental, the nation’s largest dental benefits carrier, received the Readers’ Choice Award from Benefits Selling magazine as the preferred dental benefits partner for brokers. The awards were announced in the November 2009 issue of the magazine.

Benefits Selling magazine surveys its readers annually, asking them to vote for their industry favorites. According to the publication, "this year's balloting produced an avalanche of votes."

"We’re thrilled that the broker community consistently recognizes Delta Dental as the leader in dental benefits," said Kim Volk, president and CEO of Delta Dental Plans Association. "We also appreciate the fact that Benefits Selling magazine includes dental benefits carriers in its survey. Clearly, dental coverage continues to be a benefit that is in demand."

A complete list of this year’s Benefits Selling Readers’ Choice Award winners can be found at: http://www.benefitssellingmag.com/Issues/2009/11/Pages/Readers-Choice-Awards-2009.aspx

The results of the Benefits Selling Readers’ Choice Awards are consistent with another survey conducted in 2008 by independent research firm The Long Group and sponsored by Delta Dental Plans Association. The Long Group Survey found that brokers recognized Delta Dental as the category leader and that the carrier outperformed competing dental benefits carriers in areas that were identified as being most important to brokers, including customer service, value and easy administration.

According to the Long Group Survey, Delta Dental also outperforms the competition on all attributes of importance to benefits decision makers who consider the brand three times more frequently than its competitors. Delta Dental holds a significant advantage with benefits decision makers in terms of brand awareness, reputation, retention and market share. Among benefits decision makers, Delta Dental possesses more brand advocates than any other competitor.

Delta Dental Plans Association (www.deltadental.com) based in Oak Brook, IL, is a national network of independent not-for-profit dental service corporations specializing in providing dental benefits programs to 54 million Americans in more than 89,000 employee groups throughout the country.

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies and Delta Dental of New York, cover 24 million enrollees in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association.

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