TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlan Services (HPS), the nation's leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today it has expanded its strategic relationship with Ameritas Group to include administration and sales of Ameritas' proprietary dental and vision plans nationwide for small groups with under 25 lives.
Going forward, HPS will provide new groups with 25 and fewer enrolled lives with billing and eligibility services for most of Ameritas' tailored vision and dental plans. Additional services include sales, distribution and underwriting, all based upon HPS' proprietary technologies and proven analytics-driven recruitment and retention processes.
"HPS and Ameritas share a focus on putting customers first by providing high-quality service and support. That is why we are particularly pleased they have decided to expand a valued relationship that dates back more than 30 years," said HPS President and CEO Jeff Bak.
Noting that HPS has been administering a portion of Ameritas' small group and individual dental and vision plans since 1981, Bak said that "this expansion demonstrates the confidence Ameritas has placed in HPS as its small group administrator; confidence we have earned by consistently delivering customer service and support that exceeds all expectations. Distributing these plans to the small group market means we can offer agents and small employers access to customized plans with tailored benefits that are usually available only to larger employer groups."
About Ameritas Group
Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., has served customers since 1959 and today Ameritas Group and other subsidiaries of Ameritas Life provide dental, vision and hearing care products and services for nearly 110,000 employer groups, insuring or administering benefits for more than 5.4 million people nationwide. Ameritas has one of the largest PPO dental networks in the country with more than 235,000 access points. Its customer service claims contact center earned BenchmarkPortal's prestigious Center of Excellence certification for 2011, the fifth consecutive year. In 2011, Ameritas Group was named fourth in BenchmarkPortal's Top 100 contest. In New York, products are offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York.
About HealthPlan Services
HealthPlan Services (HPS) is the largest independent provider of sales, service and technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industry. Since 1970, HPS has offered customized administration and distribution services to insurers of individual, small group, voluntary and association plans, as well as valuable solutions to thousands of brokers and agents. HPS' proprietary, scalable technology provides innovative consumer-facing solutions that are turnkey self-service tools for insurance carriers and distribution partners. HPS offers an ever-expanding array of services to a diverse and growing client base, and administers products that include medical (PPO, HMO, indemnity, consumer-driven), dental, vision, life, disability, cancer, critical illness, accident, long term care, limited medical, as well as various other ancillary insurance. HPS is committed to providing extraordinary service to its customers. For more information about HPS, visit www.healthplan.com.
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