Principal Announces New Dental Program

July 12, 2005 ( - The Principal Financial Group has unveiled a new dental program that allows employers to offer a number of different plans to employees.

A Principal news release said that the Principal Employee Choice allows employers with ten or more enrolled employees to offer two different dental benefits that can be fully funded by the employer, employee, or some combination of both.

For groups with more than 25 employees enrolled in the dental program, more customization is available by varying service categories or units offered, according to the company.

This “unit flexibility” allows the option to build one plan with a base level benefit, such as preventive only or preventive and basic coverage, while the other plan may include a broader level of service, such as major or orthodontia coverage, Principal said.