Great Expressions Launches for Businesses Seeking a No-Cost Alternative to Traditional Dental Insurance

Jan 05, 2011, 15:33 ET from Great Expressions Dental Centers

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers introduced the Smile Protection Employee Dental Benefits Program for companies that have not been able to afford dental coverage for their employees.  The discount program is also a perfect fit for companies that had to scale back dental coverage due to rising costs. 

The Smile Protection Employee Dental Benefits Program is FREE to both the company and employees.  Companies enroll and receive membership cards (customized with their company name) and detailed brochures to hand out to all employees.  Employees are covered for one year and save 35% off basic dental and 30% off major and specialty care, including orthodontics.  As part of the program, each employee also receives a free annual exam and x-ray with their membership. 

To enroll, the decision maker at any company (with 5 or more employees) can go to – it only takes a few minutes to enroll.  Unlike traditional insurance, there are no contracts, fees or long-term obligations, no rosters to maintain, no payroll deductions, no membership changes or other administrative hassles.  Employees manage their free personal enrollment at their own self service Smile Protection website.  With no waiting periods, no claims forms, no annual maximums, and no pre-authorization requirements – a company membership is simple, easy and free to the employee and company.  Employees can also cover their immediate family members without any additional cost.

Michael Galperin, Vice President of Marketing for Great Expressions Dental Centers, said, "We heard from many small and medium sized businesses that they just can't afford the cost of dental insurance in today's economy. Yet they want to offer their employee base, whether full or part-time, dental coverage to preserve their dental health.  So we created the Smile Protection Employee Dental Benefits Program to fill this need in the business community.  Early response has been overwhelming as we have hundreds of small and mid-sized business employees covered already.  With the new fast and easy online enrollment site we expect the membership to grow quickly."

Great Expressions' Smile Protection Employee Dental Benefits Program is available in all 7 states where Great Expressions Dental Centers has offices.  The Smile Protection Employee Dental Benefits Program is valid exclusively at Great Expressions 151 affiliated dental offices.

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SOURCE Great Expressions Dental Centers