UnitedHealthcare vs Delta Dental

Alice Stevens
Alice Stevens | Senior Editor

Whether you are looking for individual or family, group, or dental plans for seniors, Delta Dental and UnitedHealthcare are good insurance companies to buy dental plans from. Both companies offer plans with good coverage and provider networks. Both have received a high proportion of positive reviews resulting in high star ratings from Best Company users. The differences between the two companies are types of insurance offered and how easy it is to find general information on dental plan options.

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#3 UnitedHealthcare
6.7 Overall Score
4.2
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#4 Delta Dental
5.7 Overall Score
4.0
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(184)

Overview

UnitedHealthcare

Time in Business

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Ratings

UnitedHealthcare

Overall Score
6.7 of 10
Review Score
4.2
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Value for Money
3.9
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Quality of Product or Service
4.0
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Company Trustworthiness
4.1
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Likely to Recommend
7.8 of 10

Delta Dental

5.7 of 10
4.0
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3.8
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3.9
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3.9
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7.3 of 10

Reviews

UnitedHealthcare

Number of Reviews
57
Review Breakdown
4.2
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5 star
53%
4 star
25%
3 star
18%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

Delta Dental

184
4.0
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5 star
45%
4 star
28%
3 star
15%
2 star
5%
1 star
8%

Reviews for UnitedHealthcare

Helpful Favorable Review

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I like the network of dentists I had access to with United Healthcare. The services covered were comprehensive, though the "higher level" care was somewhat inadequate (we just prayed we wouldn't need such treatment!).

1 year ago

Helpful Critical Review

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Millie Cumming, GA

We used UHC Medicare Advantage for three years. All seemed pretty good until I tried to make a dental claim which I was assured was covered, according to the contract I had signed onto. Well it was denied. I was talked into buying a dental rider which (foolishly) I did. Ultimately I discovered that for $2350 worth of needed dental surgery, UHC would pay less than $300. Their allowable rate is putrid and unrealistic. I am going with another plan for this open enrollment season. I appealed my original claim of $327 for dental cleaning and X-rays but after two months still not resolved. Of course I paid for all of my dental work out of pocket. Stay away. For some reason this company has really gone down hill,

2 years ago

Reviews for Delta Dental

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Abril Hunter Tallahassee, FL

Delta dental has been a fantastic provider for dental insurance. All of my insurance needs and dental procedures have been covered through Delta dental and I find that their customer service line is extremely helpful. Most dentist offices that I have gone to have excepted Delta dental as a insurance provider which is amazing. I have no complaints when it comes to Delta dental as a dental insurance provider.

1 month ago

Helpful Critical Review

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Prema Dasa Starrucca, PA

They double charged me for two policies, one from marketplace and one from personal policy. I had asked them to transfer market to personal and it seems it did not happen and they would not refund my money. Lack of honesty in the company and the customer service rep was terrible. Just another company out only to get your money.

1 month ago

The Final Word

Delta Dental makes it easy to view and compare its dental plans online with a chart. This allows you to assess your coverage options easily and decide whether or not to pursue more details about plans in your area and their cost. 

In contrast, UnitedHealthcare does not offer plan-specific information until you call or provide more details on your location online. While it takes an extra step, you'll see customized results for plans available in your area and what the premiums are. You'll have to do the same to see additional information from Delta Dental. 

The opposite is true for group dental insurance plans. UnitedHealthcare offers good, easily accessible general information about its group plans online, whereas you'll have to call Delta Dental or visit one of its state-specific sites for more details.

Both companies offer dental plans designed for retirees. To learn more about these plans, you'll need to input your state to view your options and availability.

The key difference between UnitedHealthcare and Delta Dental is that UnitedHealthcare is better known as a health insurance provider. It also offers vision insurance. Delta Dental specializes in dental and vision insurance.

If you're looking to build a good benefits package for your employees, choosing UnitedHealthcare means that you can find benefits for your employees under one plan. If you want to buy from a company that specializes in dental insurance, Delta Dental has the advantage.

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