DeCare contracts with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica and others. It administers 10 dental plans, including Delta Dental and recent links are being found between oral and medical conditions....BD
One of the nation's biggest health insurers, Wellpoint Inc., is buying the administrator of Delta Dental plans for an undisclosed sum.
Indianapolis-based Wellpoint is buying Eagan-based DeCare Dental, which has annual revenue of $1 billion and 4 million dental plan members nationally. Wellpoint is the nation's largest health insurer by membership and already has 5 million dental plan members (Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has higher revenue.)