2019 Careington Press Releases

Careington and Elite Dental Partners Introduce the First DSO Membership Plan with a Telemedicine Component
Frisco, TX/April 30, 2019

Careington International Corporation and Elite Dental Partners are excited to announce the launch of an in-house dental discount plan that includes a telemedicine solution. The new program, called the Elite Dental Wellness Plan, was developed by Careington and its Loyalty Markets division, Launch Loyalty.

Elite Dental Partners, a reputable Dental Service Organization (DSO) with more than 100 locations, recognized the need for an in-house dental discount plan to help their many cash-paying patients to more easily afford their dental treatment. In response, Elite Dental Partners sought the help of Careington, an industry leader in discount health programs and a niche Third Party Administrator (TPA) offering specialized administration services. Careington successfully helped Elite Dental Partners design, develop and implement a custom membership program for their patients that offers savings on dental care and overall wellness.

The new Elite Dental Wellness Plan includes discounts on dental, vision and prescriptions. Plus, at no extra cost to members, the program includes a telemedicine service through DialCare, a Careington-affiliated company. Through DialCare, members have access to free consults with a state-licensed doctor by phone or video chat 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for medical treatment for common illnesses like colds, flu and rashes. When medically appropriate, a DialCare doctor may prescribe a short term, non-DEA controlled medication for the member to pick up at the pharmacy of their choice.

"With this great new program developed for us by Careington, our patients can save money on their dental and vision care, as well as prescriptions. Our patients also receive access to a telemedicine program to speak or video chat with doctors 24/7 for non-emergency medical issues and concerns," said Dr. Scott Kalniz, CEO & CDO of Elite Dental Partners. "With health care costs continually on the rise, we believe this new program will offer tremendous value to our patients. We are very happy with our new in-house program, and are confident our patients will enjoy the savings."

"With dental membership programs gaining traction within the industry, we are very excited to incorporate DialCare telemedicine, another trend-setting product that truly makes this program unique. This is our first DSO partner to offer an in-house dental program that includes a telemedicine component," said Lauren Kelly, Director of Strategic Markets at Careington.

Media Contact:

Jamie Saunders
VP of Marketing and Communications

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 441-0380 ext. 2902

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THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance.
This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers. The list of participating providers is at www.careington.com. A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after effective date or receipt of membership materials (whichever is later) and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

This plan is not available in Vermont or Washington.

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