dual choice

dual choice

adjective Referring to a health benefit offered by an employment group permitting eligible members of the group a choice between health plans, usually the employer’s primary insurer and an HMO. It is sometimes referred to as Section 1310.

dual choice

Managed care A health benefit offered by an employment group permitting those eligible of the group a voluntary choice of health plans, usually the employer's primary insurer and an HMO; an HMO-like health plan with an indemnity plan. See Point-of-service plan.

dual choice (dual option),

n the federal legislation that requires employers to give their employees the option to enroll in a local health maintenance organization rather than in the conventional employer-sponsored health program.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Enrollees and employers looking for more flexibility in their choice of dental plans need travel no further than Passport, a new dual choice dental plan launched today by Delta Dental of California.
Unlike traditional dual choice plans, which allow only annual election changes, Guardian's new Monthly Switch option enables employees to switch between a PPO and a DHMO plan every month.
Unlike traditional dual choice plans which allow only annual election changes, Monthly Switch offers flexibility to planholders to make changes to their accounts each month.
This transaction provides a new distribution channel for SafeGuard in Florida and HumanaDental is able to offer a dual choice option to its Florida clients by including SafeGuard dental HMO products.
The addition of the HMO product to our current PPO product offers a dual choice option under the AtlantiCare umbrella and thus will enable us to further satisfy the needs of area employers and their employees for comprehensive, affordable, and quality-driven healthcare coverage," added Koelling.
The Northern California Region is working with Pacific Mutual to develop other insurance products, such as dual choice and out-of-area coverage, in response to employer customer needs for greater flexibility.
This agreement is a win/win as it provides a new distribution channel for SafeGuard in Texas and HumanaDental is able to offer a dual choice option to its Texas clients by including SafeGuard dental HMO products.
The Ameritas transaction provides for the sale of SafeGuard dental HMO products in conjunction with the Ameritas PPO/Indemnity dental products in order to provide a dual choice option to Ameritas' California customers.
The contract covers all state employees and we estimate that there are more than 150,000 eligible employees for managed dental care through CompDent and indemnity insurance through our dual choice partner, Shenandoah Life Insurance Company.
The contract becomes effective January 1, 1996, at which time we will begin offering the eligible employees the opportunity to sign up for managed dental care through CompDent and indemnity insurance through our dual choice partner, Shenandoah Life Insurance Company.
headquartered in Atlanta, offers managed care dental plans and dual choice plans which are marketed to employers and to individuals, primarily in the South and Midwest.