Sun Life Broadens Dental Offerings

September 1, 2009 ( - The Employee Benefits Group division of Sun Life Financial has worked out a deal with Humana to offer a greater choice of dental plans to employer groups in select markets.

A news release said the marketing agreement allows employers to purchase Humana’s dental HMO as the low-cost option on a Dual Select Dental Plan, with a Sun Life plan as the high-cost option. Plans will be available through Sun Life in Texas, Florida, and Illinois.

DHMO dental plans are offered by HumanaDental Insurance Company, and underwritten by CompBenefits Dental Inc., DentiCare Inc., and CompBenefits Company, all of which are Humana subsidiaries, the announcement said. A member may see a primary care dentist, within the network, as often as necessary.

There are no yearly maximums, no deductibles to meet, and no waiting periods.

The announcement said plan administration will be seamless to employers, with both plans administered through Sun Life's Plan Administrator Web portal. Employees have access to either Sun Life's or Humana's plan member sites, for provider searches and online explanation of benefits.