and BEST Health Plans Break New Ground
with Marketing and Service Agreement
Jan 7, 2002, 1:11pm
Life Insurance Corp. and BEST Life and Health Insurance Company
today announced their new marketing and service agreement under
which BEST Health Plans will market Ameritas Group Dental plans.
A national marketer of small group dental plans, BEST Health Plans
also will be working with Ameritas to provide new dental coverage
to existing customers.
January 1, 2002, approximately 190 groups, all fewer than 50 lives,
transitioned to Ameritas. At that time, BEST began marketing a
variety of Ameritas Group Dental products, including small group,
tailored and prepaid plans.
spawns some ground-breaking firsts for both companies. Ameritas
is integrating BEST's distribution with its own field distribution
system. Ameritas' Western Regional office in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
is the first of Ameritas' sales offices to work directly with
a partner to quote new business.
Also for the
first time in an Ameritas partnering arrangement, BEST is quoting
Ameritas prepaid products in Southern California. All prepaid
quotes will go through Ameritas Managed Dental Plan, Inc. (AMDP),
Ameritas' prepaid subsidiary in California.
at BEST have shown peak interest in getting this agreement underway,"
said Dave Moore, LLIF, president and chief operating officer of
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. "The diversity that this arrangement
brings to Ameritas Group Dental is unprecedented, and we have
high hopes for this new distribution."
enables BEST Health Plans to provide agents with more choices
in dental products," said Steve Course, president of BEST Health
Plans. "Ameritas is known nationally for its expertise in the
dental market, and we are privileged to partner in this new endeavor.
This new relationship helps fulfill our strategic goals of working
with agents in all 50 states. BEST Health Plans looks forward
to a great 2002 and beyond as more small businesses add quality
Dental, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., an Ameritas
Acacia Company, offers group dental and eye care products nationwide.
In New York, products are offered through First Ameritas Life
Insurance Corp. of New York. Ameritas also offers expertise in
dental block consolidation. Other Ameritas Acacia products and
services include life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, banking,
retirement strategies and investments. For details about Ameritas,
visit www.YourDentalSolutions.com (www.NY.YourDentalSolutions.com
in New York) or www.ameritasacacia.com.
out of Irvine, Calif., BEST specializes in group insurance and
employee benefits, providing life, health, dental, vision and
long-term disability insurance for employer groups throughout
the United States.
about BEST Health Plans, visit www.BestHealthPlans.com.
Health Plans, 800/237-8543 email@example.com
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