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For more than 40 years, we have led the industry in offering innovative programs designed to control costs while ensuring quality of benefits. We offer a number of advantages for our brokers, employers and members.
We offer access to two of the most extensive provider networks in the nation. Employers can be assured their employees will have access to quality dental care wherever they are. With such a broad choice of providers, employees can lower their out-of-pocket costs while lowering employers’ insurance costs.
We utilize dental-specific, custom-designed software providing the highest level of cost management and ease of administration. Delta Dental participating dentists file claims directly with us, and there is no employer or employee involvement in the claims paperwork.
We are committed to exceeding the expectations of all of our customers. Customer Service calls are answered by a live person in an average of 10 seconds. Delta Dental of Kansas members’ overall satisfaction ratings with our customer service is more than 99%.
Why should you become a Delta Dental of Kansas Broker?
High Network Utilization
We have an average network utilization rate of more than 94% nationally, and an average of 98% in Kansas for our combined PPO & Premier networks. When more than 95% of dentists in Kansas participate with Delta Dental, it’s easy to stay in-network.
Direct Network Approach
We don’t lease our networks — but why does that matter? We don’t rent from, or to, anyone else, and our dentists are recruited by Delta Dental staff. We have direct contact with providers and have processing policies that do not vary according to individual providers. We don’t negotiate individually with a provider for a higher fee, meaning fee stability for members, allowing them to visit any dentist in their network without having to shop around. Some networks allow individual negotiation, leading to inconsistencies in fees and policies that may not be disclosed which leads to confusion for members. We also require that any charges exceeding the agreed upon fee the dentist can charge our members on any contractually covered service be written off by the dentist, not allowing our members to be balance billed.
At DDKS, we take great steps to ensure the validity, integrity and credibility of our network numbers — allowing us to give groups and enrollees a fair and accurate assessment of the access to dental care our network provides. We will always report unique individual dentists. Our local staff members foster relationships directly with dentists. When dentists retire, reduce their workloads to fewer office locations or otherwise change their network status, we adjust our network numbers accordingly. A trusted third party resource compiles participating provider data and analyzes it objectively.
Our account management team offers local and reliable service by people who live and work in Kansas. DDKS has offices in Wichita, KS, and Leawood, KS.
Easy to Use
We make it easy for you to access the information you need when you need it. Through the online broker account, you can get access to forms, information and services including: plan descriptions, administrative manuals and forms, commission agreements, rates and more. Through the employer account (which brokers can access with permission from the employer), they can view employees’ eligibility and benefits, print ID cards, download enrollment forms, view and update enrollment information and more. Through the member account, members can estimate their out-of-pocket costs, look up their coverage and claims, print ID cards, review their plan details and more.
We Give Back
As a not-for-profit corporation, we strive to advance oral health care, dental health and access. Over the past decade, we have given over $10 million back to nonprofit organizations, schools and clinics, supporting oral health initiatives that have a significant impact. DDKS’ two main Community Benefit initiatives include our Dental Health Grants and Smile Kits.
Group Dental Benefits Plans
We offer group dental plans for large and small businesses that utilize two robust networks: Delta Dental Premier® and Delta Dental PPOTM. Plans can be designed to be 100% employer paid, a shared cost between employer and employee, or 100% employee paid. We offer both fully insured and administrative services contract plans. We will work with you to find the plan that best fits your client’s business.
We understand that you want a dentist network and coverage options that your clients can rely on. Both of our networks offer nationwide coverage.
Delta Dental PPO
Our network with the highest potential savings. Dentists in the PPO network agree to deeper discounts on their fees for services than those in the Premier network. Over 66% of dentists in Kansas, and 54% nationwide participate in the PPO network.
Delta Dental Premier
Our largest network. Over 95% of dentists in Kansas and 80% nationwide participate in the Premier network, making it easy for your clients to find an in-network dentist wherever they are.
Find dentists near you. You can toggle between networks to view access points for each network.
Reach out to the Delta Dental of Kansas Sales team to learn more about the best plan options for your clients or fill out the Request for Proposal form below.