Ameritas Earns URAC Health Utilization Management Reaccreditation

December 28, 2011//Lincoln, Neb.//Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., a UNIFI company, has been awarded Health Utilization Management reaccreditation from URAC. Ameritas Group is a leader in the dental industry and its associates work hard to deliver quality insurance benefits backed by superior customer service.

“This reaccreditation is a feather in our cap and will reassure customers that our utilization review and appeals process is one of the best in the industry,” said Ken VanCleave, president – Ameritas Group.

“Quality health care is crucial to our nation and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body,” said URAC President and CEO Alan P. Spielman. “By applying for and receiving Health Utilization Management reaccreditation, Ameritas has demonstrated a consistent commitment to quality health care.”

Founded in 1990, URAC offers more than 25 accreditation and certification programs that span a broad spectrum of health care services. Experts representing health providers, organizations, insurers and the public establish URAC quality standards for the industry. The impartial process demonstrates URAC’s commitment to quality services, which helps organizations that work with URAC enhance processes by assessing where they stand against nationally recognized standards.

About Ameritas Group
Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., a UNIFI company, provides dental, vision and hearing care products and services nationwide. Ameritas has one of the largest dental networks in the country and its claims center associates have earned their fourth consecutive BenchmarkPortal Center of Excellence certification. In New York, products are offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York, a UNIFI company.

About URAC
URAC, an independent nonprofit organization, is well known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability.


For more information, contact:
April Rimpley, vice president - group customer connections and operations