Sunshine Health Introduces New Dental Health Plan, Dental Health & Wellness

Sunshine Health Introduces New Dental Health Plan, Dental Health & Wellness



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SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sunshine Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced Dental Health & Wellness as its new dental benefits manager beginning January 1, 2015.  Dental Health & Wellness, one of Centene’s specialized health solutions companies, is partnering with Sunshine Health to administer dental benefits for more than 410,000 Medicaid members in Florida.

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“At Sunshine Health we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare, as we know quality dental care is beneficial to a person’s overall health,” said Chris Paterson, CEO, Sunshine Health.  “It is important to us to ensure that our members receive preventative dental services in conjunction with their routine physical exams.”   

“Preventative routine dental care is critical to maintaining a person’s overall health,” said Scott Laihinen, Plan President and CEO, Dental Health & Wellness.  “Through our partnership with Sunshine Health, we demonstrate our commitment to providing Medicaid recipients with access to quality dental services, especially children.”

Dental Health & Wellness has established robust dental provider and specialty provider networks to ensure a smooth transition for Sunshine Health members statewide.  Members whose current dental providers are not participating in the Dental Health & Wellness network may continue seeing their provider without disruption throughout the 90-day continuity of care period.   Providers interested in joining the Dental Health & Wellness network can sign up at https://providers.dentalhw.com/ by entering code FL.

About Sunshine Health

Sunshine Health is a Medicaid managed care health plan that has served Florida members since 2009.  As one of the largest medical benefit administrators, offering coordinated care and a network of support, we are committed to improving the health of the community, one person at a time.  Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services.  For more information about Sunshine Health, please visit us on the Web at www.sunshinehealth.com.

About Dental Health & Wellness

Dental Health & Wellness is committed to improving the oral health of the community one smile at a time, which leads to improved overall health of individuals. Dental Health & Wellness’ innovative client solutions, education programs, personal attention and provider support create a comprehensive dental care system that reduces administrative burden for providers and offers quality dental services for our client’s members. 

Contact:

Beth Nunnally

VP, External Relations

Phone: (850) 510-9371

 

 


Sunshine Health Introduces New Dental Health Plan, Dental Health & Wellness