Assurant Employee Benefits now has contractual relationships with more oral health care professionals.

Assurant Employee Benefits, Kansas City, Mo., a unit of Assurant Inc., New York, says its dental preferred provider network includes 112,000 locations, up about 20% from the total available a year ago.

The growth is partly the result of arrangements with other companies, and partly the result of growth in Assurant Employee Benefits’ own Dental Health Alliance L.L.C. network, the company says.