Mountlake Terrace, Wash. — (June 19, 2019) — Premera Blue
Cross and Willamette Dental Group today announced a new dental product,
underwritten by Premera, that will feature broad coverage, no
deductibles, no annual maximums and no waiting periods.
The new exclusive dental provider organization plans—called Willamette
Dental Group, presented by Premera—include adult and child orthodontia, and can be paired with a Premera medical or
dental PPO plan for a more streamlined customer experience and predictable
costs. With 21 offices in Washington state, customers will also have easy
access as well.
“We’re excited to partner with Willamette Dental Group because
they share in our belief that oral health is key to overall health,” said
Jonathan Hendrix, senior manager of Dental at Premera. “This new product will
allow customers to get the care they need when they need it, at costs they
won’t be surprised by.”
Dental Group and Premera have deep roots in the Pacific Northwest communities
we serve,” said Randy Cline, chief business development officer of Willamette
Dental Group. “We’re pleased that through this strategic partnership, Premera
customers will have additional choices in their dental plans and access to
comprehensive care through a proven evidence-based, multi-specialty dental
practice model of care. We couldn’t be more pleased that Premera selected us as
their dental partner.”
plans will be available to new and existing customers as a dual option to PPO
dental plans, or on a stand-alone basis, beginning August 1, 2019. This program
is currently available for employer groups with 51+ employees.
Willamette Dental Group has been providing
high-quality, evidence-based dentistry for nearly 50 years. It is the largest, privately-owned,
multi-specialty, group dental practice in the Northwest and operates more than
50 dental office locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho serving over
500,000 members. Its unique approach delivers proactive preventive dental care
focused on promoting long-term health through a partnership with its patients.
Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 2 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies.
Dani Chung, Premera Blue Cross425firstname.lastname@example.org
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