Overall customer satisfaction with dental plans is up 18 points (on a 1,000-point scale) from a year ago, according to the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Dental Plan Satisfaction Study.
The study shows that dental plan providers must implement strong communication strategies to showcase plan value and increase customer satisfaction.
“Last year, the results of this study showed us that dental plans must increase communication strategies to showcase plan value to increase customer satisfaction,” said Christopher Lis, managing director of global healthcare intelligence at J.D. Power. “Findings from this year’s study show that dental plans took note as communication and coverage factors had the largest weighted year-over-year increases. Customers want to make sure they know their deductibles and coverage benefits—with full transparency on out-of-pocket costs. The efforts of health plans like Aetna and Humana to inform and educate insureds have not gone unnoticed and are reflected in their higher overall satisfaction scores.”
Aetna Dental ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction with a score of 816.
Humana Dental (809) ranks second.
United Concordia Dental (796) ranks third.
The 2023 U.S. Dental Plan Satisfaction Study measures customer satisfaction with dental plan providers based on five factors, in order of importance: cost; plan coverage; communication; customer service; and claims and reimbursement. The study is based on responses from 1,411 dental plan members and was fielded in March-April 2023.
For more information about the study, visit https://www.jdpower.com/business/healthcare/us-dental-plan-satisfaction-study.
See the online press release at http://www.jdpower.com/pr-id/2023059.
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