Lincoln DentalConnect ® takes home the top spot for access points, according to biannual NetMinder Report
23 May 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group announced today that the company’s dental network, Lincoln DentalConnect ® , is ranked number one in access points among the top dental insurance players in the market, according to Ignition Group’s March 2017 NetMinder Report. Lincoln Financial’s number one ranking indicates that their network offers customers the country’s largest selection of dentists to choose from relative to in-network dental access points, when compared to other major dental networks.

“We’ve partnered with some of the strongest networks in the industry to extend our reach, giving our customers more options than ever for in-network care,” said Christopher Stevens, vice president of Dental Product Management at Lincoln Financial Group. “Our customers are top priority, and we aim to provide them with a consistently expanding network of dentists, along with top-notch service and support.”

Lincoln Financial’s dental network has grown substantially over the past few years, demonstrating a commitment to the dental product. In addition to growth in access points, the network’s number of unique providers has also grown – increasing by 24 percent over the past three years.

For more information about Lincoln Financial Group’s dental insurance solutions, visit the website here. To find a Lincoln DentalConnect ® in-network dentist, click here.

Data Source: NetMinder ( Data as of: March 2017. The Ignition Group makes no warranty regarding the performance of the data and the results that will be obtained by using the data.

Ignition Group produces the NetMinder report on a biannual basis for dental insurance providers. NetMinder is a competitive intelligence tool for medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health plan provider networks. NetMinder gives users an objective, consistent, validated source of provider network data to use in planning, selling, and network management activities. The Ignition Group, the company behind NetMinder, is a healthcare consulting company that has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder calculates “access points” by counting each dental provider at each office location in a network. “Unique providers” represents the total number of individual dentists in a network, without factoring in how many locations from which those dentists practice.

Insurance products (policy series GL11, GL11LG) are issued by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Fort Wayne, IN), which does not solicit business in New York, nor is it licensed to do so. In New York, insurance products (policy series GL11) are issued by Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York (Syracuse, NY). Both are Lincoln Financial Group® companies. Product availability and/or features may vary by state. Limitations and exclusions apply.

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Anthony Campese
Lincoln Financial Group
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