MetLife Releases Dental Provider Comparison Tools

August 10, 2011 ( – MetLife has announced the availability of two new free resources for employers and benefits professionals that offer tips for evaluating the value of dental provider networks.

The guide, “Taking a Deeper Look at Dental Networks,” and the video, “Building Blocks of Dental Benefit Plans,” are both available at MetLife’s Web site.

In the announcement, MetLife’s vice president of Dental Products, David Guarrera, DDS, stressed the importance of understanding both the available information and the inherent limitations of carrier networks’ accessibility, disruption, and discount reports.

“The new resources help one learn the value and proper use of these reports as well as a new metric, effective discounts,” said Guarrera, in the announcement. “The effective discount is a powerful metric to know. It is also important to consider criteria like plan design, claims management and service excellence to optimize plan value and employee savings and satisfaction.”


-Sara Kelly