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New Consumer Information Site Launched by CompBenefits; Goal is to Educate, Inform Uninsured Consumers about the Importance of and Affordable Options for Family's Dental and Vision Care


Atlanta, GA, May 8, 2006 - Individuals and families without access to dental and vision coverage may now seek affordable care and valuable information through a new online source: http://www.compbenefitsdirect.com.

The information-rich site, developed by CompBenefits Corporation, a leader in the dental and vision insurance industry, includes an Expert Advice section designed to help consumers better understand the range of dental and vision care issues facing young and old alike. Dental topics include:
  • Common dental emergencies
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Oral cancer
  • Orthodontics
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Implants and dentures, and
  • Oral health, among others
Vision topics range from cataracts to macular degeneration, and glaucoma to vision and nutrition, among others.

According to CompBenefits President and CEO Kirk Rothrock, "CompBenefits has seen a steady increase in the number of people looking for dental and vision coverage that they can purchase on their own, instead of through their employers. We have provided products to this market, but on a limited basis. Now, we are addressing the needs of Americans across the country."

The site includes tools for comparing plans, as well as a detailed glossary of dental and vision benefit terms. Consumers with general questions about oral and eye health care will find concise, easy to understand explanations about complex procedures or tips on how to ensure proper preventive care on the site.

Says Rothrock, "With compbenefitsdirect.com, individuals who want affordable, high quality dental and vision programs will have the option of purchasing them quickly and easily. They can search for a provider by zip code and access a wide range of information about oral and eye health care. Our goal was to make affordable care accessible coast-to-coast."

All of the CompBenefits plans on the website are available to individuals who do not have dental or vision benefits coverage through their employer.

About CompBenefits
CompBenefits is the vision and dental benefits carrier for nearly 5 million members in 31 states. With Dental HMO, PPO and indemnity insurance, as well as flexible hybrid products, the Company offers plans to fulfill a wide variety of needs. In addition to the more traditional benefits, CompBenefits offers many money-saving programs based on an expansive network of vision and dental care providers nationwide. For more information visit www.compbenefits.com.

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