Saturday, July 17, 2010

Business Briefs: Delta Dental gets TennCare contract

Delta Dental of Nashville has been awarded a contract to be the dental benefits manager for TennCare. State officials said Friday the three-year contract is valued at $11.9 million, assuming enrollment numbers remain the same.
Delta Dental was among six who bid for the contract.

Delta Dental's website describes it as the state's largest dental benefits carrier.

TennCare is Tennessee's managed-care Medicaid program serving approximately 1.2 million low-income children, pregnant women and disabled Tennesseans, with an annual budget of $7 billion.


Theft affects 1M BlueCross members

CHATTANOOGA — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has wrapped up its assessment of customer data that was stolen in an October 2009 robbery of its abandoned Eastgate Town Center office here.

The state's largest health insurer has concluded that nearly 1 million BlueCross members were affected by the theft, the same number stated in an earlier report on the incident.

All of those affected will receive free Kroll ID Theft Smart protection for a year, which includes ID consultation and restoration services if a member's information was used fraudulently. At least so far, BlueCross said it hasn't heard of any information being used inappropriately, spokeswoman Mary Thompson said.


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