Ameritas Group Improves Online Dental Explanation of Benefits

Lincoln, Neb.//October 5, 2012//Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., recently introduced an improved and more detailed version of its online dental Explanation of Benefits (EOB), called “How Your Claim Was Calculated.”
For claims submitted after August 23, 2012, the new online EOB provides claim details at the dental procedure level, showing how the deductible and coinsurance are applied, and calculates the math along the way, making claim processing easier for the member to understand. Any additional details or remarks specific to a procedure are also shown.
During development of the new online EOB, Ameritas worked with internal and external experts to review current claims information and to find areas for improvement, including applying behavioral science to enhance the way claims processing details are provided. Focus groups with policyholders and network dentists were held to gather feedback on how to help members better understand their dental benefits and claims information.
The improved online EOB follows our recent introduction of a “Remaining Benefits” link that provides plan specific benefit details, such as coinsurance, deductible and maximum, and up-to-date information on remaining benefits. And an “Action Taken on this Claim” section provides a quick, high level snapshot of how a dental claim was processed, including what the dentist charged and what the member owes on the claim, if anything.
These member website improvements help make the sometimes complicated world of dental insurance a little less complicated for our members. To see highlights of what our secure member portal has to offer, view a recording at
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 100,000 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.
For more information, contact:
Ameritas Group Marketing