Get Dental Coverage Today! Call 1-800-520-3368

Self-Funded Access & Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Self-funded Plan?

A: Self-funded is when an entity (ie. Welfare Fund, Teachers’ Union, School District or business), retains an organization such as a Third Party Administer to administer their dental benefit. The entity is responsible for actual claims experience (dental procedures performed rather than an Insurance Premium) for the participants. Usually leasing a dental network, such as Sele-Dent is incorporated in this service.

Q: What are some advantages in choosing a Self-funded Plan?

A: Typically, a self-funded plan may offer better benefits and provide significant savings to the entity, as opposed to traditional indemnity plans. Furthermore, when choosing a self-funded option, the plan sponsor may design a specific dental plan which is customized to the group’s needs and dental requirements.

Q: How large of a group should go Self-funded?

A: There are various schools of thought on this question. Our organization believes in most circumstances, a group should be over 400 employees to consider a Self-funded option. However, Sele-Dent does not provide Fully-Insured dental quotes for smaller groups better suited for a traditional indemnity plan. Sele-Dent does not administer fully insured plans. Sele-Dent does not administer fully insured plans.

Q: Is it difficult to go Self-funded with Sele-Dent, Inc.?

A: No. Sele-Dent, provides Consultations for benefit plan options. Sele-Dent processes all dental claims in- house , manages all banking arrangements, handles all customer service and provides a comprehensive proposal and implementation. It is virtually simple, easy and painless to go Self-funded with Sele-Dent.

Q: What are the benefits of choosing a Sele-Dent Participating Provider versus a Non-Sele-Dent Provider under a Self Funded Plan?

A: It is very important to choose a Sele-Dent Participating Provider. This is not a HMO type plan; it is a PPO– Preferred Provider Organization. Therefore, in most cases, groups with Sele-Dent, pay benefits for non Sele-Dent providers as well. However, if you choose a Sele-Dent Provider, you will in many cases, have no out-of-pocket expenses and may receive considerably more dental services within your plan maximum, as opposed to visiting a non-participating provider.

Q: How does Sele-Dent handle quality control of its network?

A: Sele-Dent performs a rigorous background check for applicants to the network. This includes academic degrees, licenses, Insurance documents, active DEA number and conducts on-site visits to make sure our members have the finest treatment possible. Sele-Dent, Inc. ensures our network provides the highest quality dental care to all our groups and their members.

Have another question about Self-Funded Access & Administration?
Ask Sele-Dent Now!
Why Choose Sele-Dent

Sele-Dent provides the highest quality dental services at affordable prices. Our program is available to a family, individual or group of any size. Our PPO offers one of the lowest dental fee schedules in the country, along with a network of established dentists with the highest credentials.

Who Are We?

A leading national dental PPO, and Third Party Administrator. After years of experience, Sele-Dent provides the best dental products, and discount programs in the nation — including dental and prescription discount cards. This product is available for individuals, families and groups of any size. Pricing for groups may be customized to further provide savings.

Member Services

Sele-Dent prides itself on outstanding customer service. Our customer service department has actual benefit analysts handle all phone calls. We believe in real people helping real people; there is no automated phone system. Our staff is always available to assist in any questions our individuals or groups may have in a courteous manner.