18 April, 2018 – Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits (Cigna) today announces core enhancements to its comprehensive dental plans to provide market-leading access to dental care, including unlimited preventative treatments, which will aid in addressing the economic loss of £105m every year in sick days1 that are attributable to oral health problems in the UK alone.
Cigna’s dental enhancements are designed to support the overall health and wellbeing of its customers, and help improve dental care access and prevent future sickness absence caused by oral health related problems. These three core enhancements supplement Cigna’s existing robust dental offering and inlcude:
- Unlimited access to preventative treatments, including dental examinations, scale and polishes, x-rays and periodontal (gum disease) treatments for Cigna members on DentaCare and OralHealth plans.
- Removal of the annual maximum benefit limit for preventative, minor and major treatments from all DentaCare plan levels, enabling DentaCare customers to enjoy access to a wide-range of dental treatments without the worry of exceeding an overall annual cap.
- Removal of the pre-authorisation requirement for major treatment hospital stays and treatment required following an accident, providing Cigna dental plan customers with enhanced access to dental care.
“The importance of improving access to dental care is supported by our own research2, which shows that almost four in 10 members of the working population rarely visit the dentist, and one in three tell us that they are unable to afford dental care,” said Michelle Rae, Head of Propositions at Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits. “Cigna remains committed to delivering customer benefits that add real value to employee health and wellbeing, and dental plans that offer unrestricted preventative treatments, along with easy access to care, benefit all.”
About Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits
Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits is a leading provider of health benefits and services in the UK. We help employers and employees successfully navigate the complexities of health care and health management. And we work proactively with all stakeholders to manage private healthcare plan costs. To learn more please visit www.cigna.co.uk or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
2 Source: Cigna Health Attitudes Research. YouGov 2018