CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits has launched a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO) network for expatriates who are on assignment in the US. They will get access to discounted rates at more than 100,000 dental surgeries.
There is no requirement for members to file claims because dentists will submit claims to CIGNA on behalf of the member.
Sheldon Kenton, managing director for CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits Europe & Middle East, said: "Few people look forward to a visit to the dentist, but our aim is to make it as simple and painless as possible for CIGNA's US-based members to maintain their dental health while they are on assignment. We have made it easy for our members to locate a credentialed dentist to provide services at a discounted, negotiated rate, followed by a hassle-free claims process that relieves patients of the paperwork."
International health insurance: News update: June 2008