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MetLife Announces Expanded Dental PDP Plus Network

  MetLife Announces Expanded Dental PDP Plus Network

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NEW YORK -- January 22, 2013

MetLife, a provider of dental plan administration for more than 21 million
people, today announced the availability of a new, expanded Dental Preferred
Provider Organization (PPO) network, PDP Plus. The new network features more
than 215,000 participating dentist access points and is MetLife’s largest PPO
network — offering access to more than 70% of dentist practice locations in
the United States based on MetLife claims data. By offering more participating
dentists and greater flexibility to employees, PDP Plus can help control
overall plan costs and reduce participants’ out-of-pocket costs.

According to MetLife research, employees feel dental benefits are among their
most valuable benefits—appealing to individuals of all ages and needs. PDP
Plus is designed to drive strong effective discounts — the robust mix of
network discounts and in-network utilization that is the ultimate gauge of
network performance. “Through more opportunities to access quality, in-network
care, along with the potential to maximize savings, PDP Plus drives improved
employee utilization and satisfaction, helping employers meet their overall
benefits objectives,” says Alan Hirschberg, vice president, MetLife Dental &
Vision Products.

MetLife is making the PDP Plus network available immediately to most employers
with fully insured dental benefit plans, and is an optional selection for
self-insured customers. Employers and brokers seeking more information about
MetLife’s Dental plans can visit www.metlife.com/dental.

MetLife, the largest commercial dental carrier, has been providing dental
benefits for families for over 50 years.

About MetLife

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc.
(NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee
benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and
affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States,
Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information,
visit www.metlife.com.

Contact:

MetLife
Judi Mahaney, 212-578-7977
jmahaney@metlife.com
 
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