Delta Dental Plans Officially Become Dentegra Group Inc.
The integrated Delta Dental companies, which include Delta Dental Plan of California, last week announced that the San Francisco-based holding company will now be called Dentegra Group Inc., the Sacramento Bee reports. Dentegra was formed last year by Delta Dental Plan of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and other affiliates and provides coverage for 16.2 million members. Delta Dental Plan of California insures 14 million members, including 4.6 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. In addition to the new name, Gary Radine will succeed William Ward as president and CEO of both Dentegra and Delta Dental Plan of California (Rapaport, Sacramento Bee, 1/12). The not-for-profit Dentegra Group Inc. is projecting "consolidated annual revenues" of up to $3.5 billion over the next year (Delta Dental release, 1/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.