The Premier Access acquisition is intended to strengthen Guardian’s Dental PPO and Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DMHO) networks across multiple states. It will also broaden the insurer’s reach into state-run Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) markets, both of which are anticipated to grow due to increased eligibility from the ACA. Guardian will also appear on six individual state exchanges.
“The completion of our acquisition reinforces Guardian’s position as a leading dental company and extends our reach to serve more Americans,” said Dong Ahn, Guardian EVP, in a statement. “Premier Access customers can continue to use their current dental centers or other providers within Guardian’s national network. We are committed to providing customers with quality dental services and a superior customer experience from Sacramento to across the nation.”
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