NU Online News Service, April 8, 2004, 4:07 p.m. EDT – The Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield unit of WellChoice Inc., New York, has introduced a new family of managed dental plans for businesses with at least 2 employees.[@@]

The new managed dental plans offer access to 80% more dentists than the old managed dental plans, Empire says.

The program menu includes 3 plan designs, 3 office co-pay levels and an orthodontia option. Individual rates start at $12.75 per month.