A Southeastern insurer is giving group dental plan members a new incentive to take care of their teeth.

Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, Roanoke, Va., says its new Accumulated Rollover Benefit feature will permit participants who file some insured dental claims to roll over a portion of their unused benefits dollars to the following year.

Requiring feature users to file some dental claims should encourage them to visit their dentists regularly for examinations and preventive care, Shenandoah Life says.

Shenandoah Life is offering the feature to new dental groups with 10 or more eligible employees.