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MetLife Announces Expanded Dental PDP Plus Network

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MetLife Announces Expanded Dental PDP Plus Network10:38 EST Tuesday, January 22, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- MetLife, a provider of dental plan administration for more than 21 million people, today announced the availability of a new, expanded Dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network, PDP Plus. The new network features more than 215,000 participating dentist access points and is MetLife's largest PPO network — offering access to more than 70% of dentist practice locations in the United States based on MetLife claims data. By offering more participating dentists and greater flexibility to employees, PDP Plus can help control overall plan costs and reduce participants' out-of-pocket costs. According to MetLife research, employees feel dental benefits are among their most valuable benefits—appealing to individuals of all ages and needs. PDP Plus is designed to drive strong effective discounts — the robust mix of network discounts and in-network utilization that is the ultimate gauge of network performance. “Through more opportunities to access quality, in-network care, along with the potential to maximize savings, PDP Plus drives improved employee utilization and satisfaction, helping employers meet their overall benefits objectives,” says Alan Hirschberg, vice president, MetLife Dental & Vision Products. MetLife is making the PDP Plus network available immediately to most employers with fully insured dental benefit plans, and is an optional selection for self-insured customers. Employers and brokers seeking more information about MetLife's Dental plans can visit www.metlife.com/dental. MetLife, the largest commercial dental carrier, has been providing dental benefits for families for over 50 years. About MetLife Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com. MetLifeJudi Mahaney, 212-578-7977jmahaney@metlife.com