A group benefits carrier has introduced a new line of group dental preferred provider plans.

Ameritas, a unit of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company, Lincoln, Neb., says its new $ensible Choice plans feature reimbursement based on the dollar amount of expense rather than the type of procedure performed, and the ability for employees and dentists to submit claims to Ameritas for reimbursement, without employees paying bills up front.

Sponsors of self-insured plans and qualified fully insured groups can choose whether or not to use specific types of cost-management tools, such as frequency limitations and age limits, Ameritas says.