Doctor's orders: As more people gain employment and insurance, demand will rise

Over the past five years, the Dental Insurance industry has been strained by rising healthcare expenditures, economic distress and weakening employer commitment to providing coverage. During the period, a consistent increase in healthcare expenditure (i.e. medical-cost inflation) has driven revenue growth despite fewer policy enrollments. Still, these cost increases and a poor economic climate put pressure on operators' profit margins. Industry revenue growth is expected to accelerate over the coming years due in part to increasing US employment, slow growth in dental-care costs and plan premiums and rising per capita disposable more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising healthcare expenditures and high unemployment have strained the industry
  • Increasing employment has led to more dental coverage
  • Increased healthcare spending will help drive industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Dental Insurance industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle; this stage is characterized by increasing merger and acquisition activity and slowing product development and industry-specific technological change. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 0.8% during the 10 years to 2021. In contrast, US GDP is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1% during the same period. These figures signify that the industry's share of the economy is falling, a typical sign of an industry in a mature stage of its life cycle.The industry's maturity is highlighted by stagnation in participation and growing market share among many national insurance networks. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dental Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dental Insurance Industry are

  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of employees and Number of people with private health insurance in the Dental Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dental Insurance Industry?

    This industry underwrites dental insurance policies. Dental insurance helps cover the costs of dental care, ranging from basic preventative coverage to major dental work, depending on the type and scope of the insurance plan. Reinsurance of dental policies is not included in this industry; however, revenue from all dental insurance providers including private health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid is included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Indemnity plans
  • Preferred provider organization plans
  • Capitation plans
  • Industry Activities
  • Underwriting dental policies
  • Managing care between dental health providers and individual recipients
  • Third-party management of self-funded dental insurance plans
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of employees
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Total health expenditure
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Recovery
  • Healthcare spending and revenue growth
  • Healthcare reform
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare reform
  • Rising healthcare expenditures and demand
  • Growing competition
  • Table: Dental Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dental Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling
  • Dentists
  • Direct Mail Advertising
  • Print Advertising Distribution

  • Products & Services
  • Preferred provider organization plans
  • Indemnity plans
  • Capitation plans
  • Chart: Dental Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • ASC commercial
  • Insured commercial
  • ASC Medicare or Medicaid
  • Insured Medicare or Medicaid
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dental Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dental Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dental Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Aetna Inc. Delta DentalMetLife Inc.
  • Table: Aetna Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Delta Dental - financial performance
  • Table: MetLife Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dental Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Dental Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of uninsured people in the United States (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Statement sent to an insurance carrier that lists the treatment performed, the date of that treatment and an itemization of associated costs.
  • Deductible
  • A specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim.
  • Dental Indemnity
  • Insurance products where providers are reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and there are no discounted provider contract agreements.
  • Discount Dental Plan
  • A noninsured program in which a panel of dentists agrees to provide services at a discounted price for enrollees.
  • Epsdt
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) is Medicaid's comprehensive child health program, which focuses on prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
  • Preferred Provider Organization (Ppo)
  • A healthcare organization composed of physicians, hospitals or other providers that offer healthcare services at a reduced fee. Payment is made when services are rendered.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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