NU Online News Service, July 26, 2004, 6:15 p.m. EST

PacificDental Benefits Inc., Concord, Calif., has launched a family of dental benefits products.[@@]

The products include a tightly managed Direct Compensation plan for California, Illinois and Nevada; a loosely managed PFP preferred provider plan for California; a point-of-service Freedom Plan for Nevada; and a tightly managed Exclusive Provider Organization plan for Texas.

PacificDental has 650,000 members in 10 markets. It generates about $100 million in annual dental premium revenue.