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Highlights • United Concordia Dental

Shown: Melissa B. Cummings, senior vice president and chief customer officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

For Melissa and Rhode Island's Blue plan: A new dental partner for healthier members

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) selected United Concordia Dental to become its new dental partner starting in 2016. United Concordia is proud to administer dental benefits to BCBSRI's more than 104,000 members.


United Concordia Companies Inc. and its subsidiaries—collectively referred to as United Concordia Dental—proudly provide dental solutions focused on delivering better overall wellness. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United Concordia Dental companies are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. United Concordia Dental offers the marketplace more than 40 years of experience and, in 2015, grew to nearly 7.8 million members and 25,000 clients.

United Concordia Dental emphasizes the critical connection between oral and overall wellness to its members and is focused on delivering high-quality, cost-effective dental care. With its concentration on "Protecting More Than Just Your Smile®," United Concordia Dental is committed to the integration of medical and dental care to deliver the best wellness experience possible.

United Concordia Dental is a founding member of the Harvard Initiative on Integrating Oral Health and Medicine, where it is helping to foster a discussion, guide public policy and develop strategies to improve oral and overall health outcomes.

Among United Concordia Dental's 2015 business highlights were forming new partnerships with other companies that share a similar focus on wellness, and a pilot with affiliate Highmark Inc. that focuses on driving engagement and integrating medical and dental care for employees. In addition, read United Concordia Dental's stories featured here about its focus on wellness and its community outreach, which further demonstrate United Concordia Dental's position as a leader in the marketplace.

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Awards & Recognition

United Concordia maintained A- rating from A.M. Best Company

United Concordia Companies, Inc. was assigned an A- (Exellent) Rating by A.M. Best, a global credit rating agency that focuses on the insurance industry, reflecting the organization’s continued financial strength and stability.

United Concordia Dental awarded Health Network Accreditation from URAC®

In 2015, United Concordia Dental became one of the first dental carriers in the U.S. to earn Health Network Accreditation from URAC, the nonprofit that supports health care quality through accreditation.

Fast Fact

United Concordia Dental's Advantage Plus 2.0 network is one of the nation’s largest, with nearly 108,000 unique dentists at more than 351,400 access points.

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United Concordia Dental awarded 32 dental students and hygienists scholarships totaling $50,000 in 2015.

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Through dental outreach sponsorships, United Concordia Dental provided free dental care in the community valued at over $7.6 million in 2015.

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