Assurant dental providers are dentists and dental specialists who are contracted with Dental Health Alliance, LLC, or are under network access arrangements through other dental networks, according to Assurant Employee Benefits. Dentists are available through two preferred provider organization networks: Assurant Dental Network and the Assurant Focus Dental Network.
The Assurant Dental Network includes more than 100,000 unique dental providers, making it the largest PPO network of dental providers in the United States as of 2014, according to Assurant. The Network is part of the Assurant Employee Benefits offerings.
Assurant Employee Benefits offers access to its network of dentists through a variety of product offerings, including PPO plans for employer-sponsored plans, notes the company website. In some markets in the United States, prepaid or dental health maintenance organization plans are available to employees. Participating dental providers often agree to provide discounts on their network fees for all services.
All Assurant dental providers, including both general dentists and specialists, must undergo a credentialing process, explains Assurant Employee Benefits. Providers must be credentialed prior to participation in the network and are re-credentialed every three years. The credentialing process includes verification that the dentist has a valid, active license, an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency certificate and current professional liability insurance coverage. Additionally, network providers must not have a history of sanctions, termination, malpractice or other adverse action.