Aetna Inc. has launched a dental plan selection and cost estimator tool to help employees choose their dental plan during open enrollment.

The company says the tool gives employees an easy way to compare what an Aetna dental plan has to offer vs. other dental plans. It consists of a Web-based, interactive decision instrument that lets them estimate their out-of-pocket dental care costs in determining which plan best meets the needs of their families.

The tool provides cost comparisons for up to 5 Aetna dental plans plus other vendors’ plans and helps estimate out-of-pocket costs, coinsurance and anticipated employer costs based on dental procedures employees expect to have done.