LOUISVILLE, Ky. - May 18, 2009 -Humana (NYSE:HUM) is now offering individual dental insurance and vision insurance products online under the umbrella of its individual health business, HumanaOne.
Web visitors can now check prices, compare plans and purchase HumanaOne individual dental and vision products at HumanaOneDental.com.
With fewer employers offering group benefits, such as dental and vision, more people are turning to individual plans like HumanaOne. HumanaOne's individual dental insurance and vision insurance products, which are available regardless of a person's health condition, help fill that gap.
Individual dental and vision coverage also is attractive to people who lack similar coverage through their employer or through Medicare. HumanaOne Dental plans are affordable with rates in some areas starting at $10.14 per month for dental insurance or $5.95 per month for a dental discount plan that is not insurance. The vision insurance plans start at $10 per month. Web visitors can choose from a number of different plan designs.
"Sometimes people forget about dental and vision coverage when they're shopping for a health plan," said Steven DeRaleau, chief operating officer of HumanaOne. "That's a mistake because dental and vision health is closely linked to overall health. Additionally, plans can be more affordable than one might think." .
Individual dental insurance and vision insurance products work just like group dental and vision. Members have a network of providers and pay copayments and coinsurance for services. Unlike individual medical products, underwriting is not required.
Humana completed its acquisition of CompBenefits in October 2007, an acquisition that has enabled Humana to offer a more comprehensive product portfolio, including these individual dental and vision plans. Visitors to CompBenefits' former individual dental and vision Web site, CompBenefitsDirect.com, are automatically redirected to the new site, HumanaOneDental.com.
HumanaOne, a division of Humana Inc., offers affordable health insurance coverage to more than 325,000 people in 26 states, including self-employed entrepreneurs, students, recent college graduates, and early retirees, and those who may be uninsured
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.3 million medical members and approximately 7.3 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.
Over its 48-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
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