BOSTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DentaQuest, the nation's leading oral health enterprise with roughly 24 million members across 30 states, ranks highest in customer satisfaction with dental plan insurers, according to the latest J.D. Power Dental Plan Satisfaction ReportSM. The report measures customer satisfaction across five key areas including cost, coverage, communications, customer service and reimbursement.
"We are excited to see that our customers are experiencing the quality, person-centered service on which we pride ourselves," said Steve Pollock, president and chief executive officer of DentaQuest. "A key component of DentaQuest's mission to improve the oral health of all is supporting our customers and working to ensure they receive the quality dental care they need and expect. These results are also a recognition of our dedicated DentaQuest employees who make this possible every day."
DentaQuest ranked highest with an 801 rating on a 1,000-point scale and was the only plan ranked "among the best" for overall satisfaction, a 65-point improvement from 2015. Across the board, J.D. Power reported a significant increase in overall satisfaction with dental plan insurance – the highest level in the three years the study has been conducted – attributable in large part to improved communications.
Specifically, DentaQuest achieved the highest score in two areas: communications and cost. The first underscores the importance of transparent and timely communications, both core strategies for DentaQuest. The second points to the success of DentaQuest's emphasis on person-centered care to improve outcomes and lower costs.
J.D. Power's report is based on the numerical scoring of eight providers from 2,652 total responses, measuring the opinions of customers who have used dental insurance in the past 12 months, surveyed October 2016. Your experiences may vary. For more information on the report, visit jdpower.com.
Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.dentaquest.com) is the largest oral health company in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation (www.dentaquestfoundation.org), its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute (www.dentaquestinstitute.org), its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @inside_dentaquest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest, and subscribe to our blog, Oral Health Matters at http://oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com/.