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LIBERTY Dental Plan’s CEO Dr. Amir Neshat presented with prestigious Nevada State AFL-CIO Employer of the Year Award

08/23/2017

LIBERTY Dental Plan’s CEO Dr. Amir Neshat presented with prestigious Nevada State AFL-CIO Employer of the Year Award

Nevada State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) has recently awarded Dr. Amir Neshat, CEO of LIBERTY Dental Plan, with the 2017 Bill Bennett Employer of the Year Award.

SIU School of Dental Medicine receives Center of Excellence Award from LIBERTY Dental Plan and is recognized by Illinois Senator William Haine and Representative Daniel Beiser

03/06/2017

SIU School of Dental Medicine receives Center of Excellence Award from LIBERTY Dental Plan and is recognized by Illinois Senator William Haine and Representative Daniel Beiser

LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is a full service dental benefits company that has been providing dental services to Medicaid beneficiaries across the U.S. since 2005 and in Illinois since 2014, when the State authorized the Medicaid dental managed care program.

Crusader Community Health receives the 2017 Center of Excellence Award from LIBERTY Dental Plan and is recognized by Illinois Senator Dave Syverson

02/27/2017

Crusader Community Health receives the 2017 Center of Excellence Award from LIBERTY Dental Plan and is recognized by Illinois Senator Dave Syverson

LIBERTY Dental Plan is a full service dental benefits company that has been providing dental services to Medicaid beneficiaries across the U.S. since 2005 and in Illinois since 2014, when the State authorized the Medicaid dental managed care program.

New Jersey Association of Health Plans is proud to partner with LIBERTY Dental Plan

01/27/2017

New Jersey Association of Health Plans is proud to partner with LIBERTY Dental Plan

Spotlight on NJAHP Affiliates: LIBERTY Dental

LIBERTY Dental Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health by Empowering Physicians to Provide Flouride Varnish

01/12/2017

LIBERTY Dental Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health by Empowering Physicians to Provide Flouride Varnish

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health, Health Net Dental, Access Dental Plans and medical providers in the program, Early Smiles, Sacramento. This new program will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish in the Sacramento area – a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

LIBERTY Ranks Highest on Illinois CMS 416 Utilization Scores

01/05/2017

LIBERTY Ranks Highest on Illinois CMS 416 Utilization Scores

LIBERTY ranked the highest in the Illinois CMS 416 Utilization Scores Report.  The scores are for the federal fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, as reported to CMS by the state in September 2016.

 

LIBERTY Dental Plan Selected to Participate in Covered California for Individual/Family Plans and for Small Business

11/15/2016

LIBERTY Dental Plan Selected to Participate in Covered California for Individual/Family Plans and for Small Business

IRVINE, Calif. – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce its selection as a participating dental plan for the 2017 benefit year. LIBERTY will offer individual or family dental plans through Covered California this open enrollment period as well as coverage options for small businesses. Covered California's open enrollment period for 2017 coverage begins Nov. 1st, 2016 and ends Jan. 31 2017.

Free to Smile in the Sunshine State: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Florida Health Insurance Marketplace

11/15/2016

Free to Smile in the Sunshine State: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Florida Health Insurance Marketplace

TAMPA, FL. – LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for adult dental plans in the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the “Health Exchange”)*. 

Gateway to Healthy Smiles: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

11/15/2016

Gateway to Healthy Smiles: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

ST. LOUIS, MO. – LIBERTY Dental Plan of Missouri (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for dental plans in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the “Health Exchange”). In fact, LIBERTY has the only Dental HMO being offered in St. Louis, MO, and is the low price leader*. 

LIBERTY Approved as New Dental Contractor for WellCare Health Plan of New Jersey

04/18/2016

LIBERTY Approved as New Dental Contractor for WellCare Health Plan of New Jersey

LIBERTY Dental Plan is pleased and proud to announce that as of March 1, 2016, LIBERTY has been approved as the new dental contractor for WellCare Health Plan of New Jersey for the State of New Jersey FamilyCare Program.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments On Little Hoover Commission Report's Recommendations On Improving The Oral Health Delivery System For California's Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

04/01/2016

LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments On Little Hoover Commission Report's Recommendations On Improving The Oral Health Delivery System For California's Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

IRVINE, Calif. – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Announces New Chief Dental Officer

09/08/2015

LIBERTY Dental Plan Announces New Chief Dental Officer

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Goren has joined its executive management team to serve as Vice President and Chief Dental Officer. In this new role, Dr. Goren will oversee operations for LIBERTY’s national Provider Relations, Utilization Management, Quality and Care Management Departments.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health By Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

03/22/2016

LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Innovative Approach to Oral Health By Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2016 – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish – a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

Dr. Amir Neshat to be honored the Champion for Health Systems Innovation Award at COH's upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala

08/11/2015

Dr. Amir Neshat to be honored the Champion for Health Systems Innovation Award at COH's upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala

POMONA, Calif. – Dr. Amir Neshat, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LIBERTY Dental Plan, will be honored with the Champion for Health Systems Innovations Award at the Center for Oral Health’s special 30th Anniversary Gala on November 20, 2015 at the legendary Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The award recognizes Dr. Neshat’s excellence in innovation and personal commitment to the oral health industry and the community. 

Dental Managed Care Takes a New Tack

06/25/2015

Dental Managed Care Takes a New Tack

by David Gorn--(California Health Line)--Under a new financial model of dental managed care in Sacramento County, utilization rates have risen by more than 10% and providers are being paid significantly more than the state's fee-for-service Medi-Cal rate, according to Amir Neshat, president and CEO of Liberty Dental Plan.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announces LIBERTY Dental Plan’s Founder Dr. Amir Neshat is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) 2015 Award finalist

05/27/2015

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announces LIBERTY Dental Plan’s Founder Dr. Amir Neshat is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) 2015 Award finalist

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY has announced that Dr. Amir Neshat, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY), is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in Orange County, CA. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Illinois Dental Director

05/14/2015

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Illinois Dental Director 

ROCKFORD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce a new partnership with Dr. Jason Grinter, who will be serving as LIBERTY Dental Director for the state of Illinois.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Jersey Dental Director

04/22/2015

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Jersey Dental Director

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce a new partnership with Dr. Peter Fuentes, who will be serving as Dental Director for its growing membership in New Jersey.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Florida Dental Director

11/05/2014

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Florida Dental Director

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce that Jack Singer, D.D.S. will be taking on a new role with LIBERTY as Florida Dental Director starting early in November.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Foundation Co-Sponsors Oral Health Symposium with the Center for Oral Health

10/29/2014

LIBERTY Dental Plan Foundation Co-Sponsors Oral Health Symposium with the Center for Oral Health

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please know that a new non-profit enterprise has been established called LIBERTY Dental Plan Foundation (“Foundation”).  The MISSION of the Foundation is to improve the oral health and therefore the well-being of vulnerable, underserved populations, elevate the quality of dental care, reduce disparities in access, and promote the importance of routine dental care.

CDA Presents: How will ACA affect dental insurance, dentists, patients?

09/05/2014

CDA Presents: How will ACA affect dental insurance, dentists, patients?

September 5, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have far-reaching impact on dental insurance, dentists, and patients alike, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference. More low-income children and adults will be covered, and insurers will scrutinize claims to see if dentists are following established protocols for improved outcomes. 

WellCare Partners With LIBERTY Dental To Offer Adult Preventive Dental Services And Enhanced Benefits To Staywell Medicaid Members In Florida

05/29/2014

WellCare Partners With LIBERTY Dental To Offer Adult Preventive Dental Services And Enhanced Benefits To Staywell Medicaid Members In Florida

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- TAMPA, Fla. and IRVINE, Calif. (May 29, 2014) –

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.  WCG -0.26%   today announced that it will expand its services to provide preventive dental benefits to its adult Staywell Health Plan Medicaid members who are participating in the Florida Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Program through an exclusive agreement with LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida. These benefits will include oral exams, cleanings and X-rays. Members age 21 and over can access these benefits without co-pays or referrals. Staywell Medicaid members under age 21 will continue to receive preventive dental benefits.

FAHP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

02/28/2014

FAHP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

LIBERTY Dental Plan specializes in commercial and government sponsored dental programs, providing services to managed care organizations, state governments, labor unions, large group employers, municipalities, and individuals. With a vast majority of its membership enrolled in government sponsored programs, LIBERTY is recognized as a specialist in administering dental care for Medicaid, SCHIP and Medicare beneficiaries.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Welcomes Megan Jagger as Compliance Manager

01/22/2014

LIBERTY Dental Plan Welcomes Megan Jagger as Compliance Manager

LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) proudly announces that Megan Jagger, former Senior Manager from WellCare Health Plan, has joined its corporate team as Compliance Manager as of January 2014.

Can Paying Attention to Oral Health Reduce Medical Care Costs?

12/12/2013

Can Paying Attention to Oral Health Reduce Medical Care Costs?

LIBERTY Dental Plan hosted its Annual New York Event On Thursday, December 5th at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Dr. Gary Dougan, LIBERTY’s National Dental Director, gave a presentation to clients and guests entitled “Can Paying Attention to Oral Health Reduce Medical Care Costs?”

Covered California Finalizes Contracts for Children's Dental Plans in 2014

09/13/2013

Covered California Finalizes Contracts for Children's Dental Plans in 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Underscoring its commitment to children’s oral health, Covered California™ announced today that insurers signed contracts to offer pediatric dental coverage in 2014 in both the Exchange’s individual and small-group employer markets.

LIBERTY Dental Plan offered through Covered California, the state's new insurance exchange

06/25/2013

Covered California Rolls Out Plans for Children's Dental Coverage

We are proud to say that today it was announced that LIBERTY Dental Plan is selected as one of six "Stand-Alone" Dental Plans in the new Covered CA Exchange throughout all regions in California. 

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New National Dental Director

06/24/2013

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New National Dental Director

Irvine, CA—June 24, 2013 – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Dougan, has joined LIBERTY Dental Plan as its National Dental Director.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Dougan join our executive management team, and we look forward to this great partnership,” said Dr. Amir Neshat, LIBERTY’S CEO and founder. “As the head of our national Quality Management and Utilization Management units, Dr. Dougan will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will contribute to advancing our commitment to providing members with exceptional oral healthcare. We can’t wait to see how far this collaboration takes us.”

LIBERTY Dental Plan is Named Valley Health Plan’s Dental Benefits Partner for Healthcare Exchange

05/10/2013

LIBERTY Dental Plan is Named Valley Health Plan’s Dental Benefits Partner for Healthcare Exchange

Irvine, CA – May 10, 2013 – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce that it has been selected to partner with Valley Health Pan (VHP) through Covered California’s healthcare exchange. VHP chose to award LIBERTY’s proposal to provide dental insurance products needed to meet the necessary Essential Health Benefit (EHB) requirements for Pediatric Children set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Improving Access to Denti-Cal Services

11/09/2012

Improving Access to Denti-Cal Services for California Children Through Dentist Participation

LIBERTY Dental Plan and Health Net commissioned a report to review the barriers to utilization in the State’s Denti-Cal program and to identify real solutions for effective change.

Executive Summary
Final Report Nov 2, 2012

Natural Disaster Hotline for Hurricane Sandy

10/30/2012

LIBERTY's Natural Disaster Hotline (877)869-1803

For our LIBERTY Dental Plan members near and on the East Coast, we hope you and your family are safe as you manage through Hurricane Sandy.  We assure you that we will do all we can to assist you in obtaining dental care during this difficult time. For assistance, please call our Natural Disaster Hotline at (877) 869-1803. 

American HealthGuard Dental Plan Members Join LIBERTY

09/13/2012

American HealthGuard Dental Plan Members Join LIBERTY

IRVINE, CA (September 14, 2012) — LIBERTY Dental Plan of California, Inc. (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that it is bringing aboard approximately 14,000 new members from American HealthGuard Dental Plan (AHG).  

LIBERTY Receives 2012 NCQA-Certified HEDIS ® Compliance Audit Scores

09/10/2012

LIBERTY Receives 2012 NCQA-Certified HEDIS ® Compliance Audit Scores

LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) has once again been presented with a seal of completion for its annual NCQA-Certified HEDIS® Compliance Audit™. 

“Back to School Dental Check-up” Announcement Concerning Los Angeles and Sacramento Medi-Cal Managed Care Programs

08/13/2012

IRVINE, CA (August 13, 2012)—LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) has launched an effort to help Los Angeles and Sacramento kids and their families get ready for the new school year.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Sponsors Smile Keepers Program for Seventh Year

08/03/2012

Irvine, CA – August 1, 2012 – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) proudly observed their seventh annual sponsorship of Smile Keepers, a community dental screening program in Sacramento County. LIBERTY’s contribution for the dental hygiene public service program received extremely positive results, with over 1,100 local school-age children receiving valuable dental care from this year’s efforts.

Department of Health Care Services Notifies Medi-Cal Community Dental Enrollees of Transfer to Liberty Dental

05/25/2012

Sacramento - California officials announced today that Community Dental Services (CDS), a managed care dental plan with approximately 16,000 Medi-Cal and 4,000 commercial members, will cease operations and transfer its enrollees to Liberty Dental Plan (Liberty) effective June 1, 2012.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Executive for Government Programs

06/04/2012

Irvine, CA – June 4, 2012 - LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announced that Dave Meadows, a healthcare industry veteran, is joining the company’s operations as Senior Vice President of Government Programs.

LIBERTY Mobile - Phone App

05/14/2012

IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is releasing their new mobile app with predictive Automatic Call Distribution (ACD). LIBERTY members across the United States can now access LIBERTY's most popular online dental features via smart phones.

MEND’s Annual Christmas Program 2011

12/17/2011

LIBERTY Dental Plan lends a helping hand at MEND’s Annual Christmas Program (Meet Each Need with Dignity)

Irvine, CA - December 27, 2011 – On December 17th and 18th  LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) volunteers celebrated the spirit of the Holidays in Pacoima, California by helping members of the community at MEND’s Annual Christmas Program.  

One Million Member Milestone

03/11/2011

LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) celebrated their “One Million Member Milestone” achievement for topping over a million members in their dental programs as of January 2011. The Irvine-based dental benefits administrator honored this landmark by recognizing their employees and giving back to the local community in Orange County.

LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada Expands with MGM Resorts International Partnership

10/19/2010

Las Vegas, NV – LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada proudly announces a new partnership with MGM Resorts International, covering employees of their world famous properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Award presented with 2010 HEDIS Compliance Audit

07/05/2010

We are pleased to announce that on July 5, 2010, LIBERTY Dental Plan was presented with a 2010      HEDIS Compliance Audit report by AttestHealth Care Advisors, LLC, an NCQA certified audit group.

New General Manager Propels LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida Operations

04/13/2010

IRVINE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - LIBERTY Dental Plan today announced that Scot Giambruno, a health industry veteran, will join the company as General Manager in the State of Florida.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Obtains Florida Insurance Licensure

01/06/2010

IRVINE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida today received a Certificate of Authority from the Office of Insurance Regulation in Florida, recognizing the company as a Prepaid Limited Health Service Organization authorized to do business in the Sunshine State.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Unveils New York City Office

09/15/2009

IRVINE, Calif. - LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation (LIBERTY) proudly announces the opening of a new office in New York to accommodate company expansion. The Midtown Manhattan office will quarter client services providing dental administration for the Northeastern Region.

Easy Choice Health Plan Announces Partnership with LIBERTY Dental Plan

11/21/2008

Easy Choice Health Plan, one of Southern California's newest and fastest-growing Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans, is pleased to announce that it has selected and contracted with Liberty Dental Plan to provide dental care services for all its members in 2009.

Nevada Has a New Dental Plan Carrier

10/08/2008

Irvine, CA - LIBERTY Dental Plan, one of Nation's fastest growing dental plans, announced today that LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada, Inc. has received its "Certificate of Authority" as a "Prepaid Limited Health Service Organization" from the State of Nevada Division of Insurance.