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HealthPartners dental network now includes 120,000 dentists nationwide


October 2, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — HealthPartners dental network has increased by 50 percent to include 120,000 dentists nationwide. The increased dental network builds on HealthPartners strategic alliance with Cigna which was formed in 2006. The alliance provides medical access for HealthPartners members to the Cigna PPO network* of more than one million doctors and 6,300 hospitals across the U.S. HealthPartners dental members now also have access to Cigna’s national dental PPO** network.

With the bigger dental network, HealthPartners members have greater access to dental providers nationwide with no referral needed. The move immediately benefits thousands of current HealthPartners dental members who live outside of Minnesota. HealthPartners expects that number to grow especially among Minnesota-based companies that have offices outside of the state. HealthPartners also expects the larger dental network will help increase memberships in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and other surrounding states, where HealthPartners has been expanding in recent years.

"The broader dental network gives more members access to our unique enhanced benefits,” said David Gesko, DDS, HealthPartners Senior Vice President and Dental Director. These benefits include HealthPartners Little Partners benefit which provides 100 percent coverage to kids 12 and under. HealthPartners MouthWise Matters provides 100 percent coverage for extra checkups, cleanings and other procedures for people who have diabetes or are pregnant.

The expanded dental network is available to HealthPartners commercial members. To see a list of dental providers nationwide go to

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*The Cigna PPO network refers to the health care providers (doctors, hospitals, specialists) contracted as part of the Cigna PPO for Shared Administration. Provider count Cigna analysis, November, 2018. Data subject to change.
**Cigna Dental PPO network refers to the Cigna Dental PPO for Shared Administration Plus network. The Cigna Dental PPO for Shared Administration Plus network includes 120,620 unique dentists as of 9/1/17. Cigna analysis, November 2018. Data subject to change.
Cigna is an independent company and not affiliated with HealthPartners.
All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.

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