DMBA Press Releases

Welcome to the new DMBA website
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The newly designed www.dmba.com website went live on January 3, replacing the previous version. All the features familiar to you are still available, but they’re more accessible from any device and easier to navigate using a dashboard with customizable tiles.

Deseret Premier to Replace Deseret Choice
Monday, November 23, 2015

Deseret Mutual is now offering Deseret Premier for the first time in Utah and southeastern Idaho. This high-option national plan will replace Deseret Choice everywhere except Hawaii. The two plans are very similar. Like Deseret Choice, Deseret Premier is a preferred provider organization. Also, it has largely the same contracted providers. Unlike Deseret Choice, Deseret Premier requires a modest annual deductible for services from non-contracted providers—$300 for individuals, $600 for families—but it also has lower copayments and lower coinsurance for...

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When making any expensive purchase, most Americans take time to research products and compare cost and quality. Whether looking for a new car, a refrigerator, or a camping tent, there’s ample information available at our fingertips—consumer reports, satisfaction ratings, and comparisons of where to buy the best product at the best price. But when it comes to healthcare services, similar information is hard to find. Patients are often completely unaware of what services will cost them until after their health...

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Good news! DMBA maintained its No. 1 ranking in Utah’s 2014 Consumer Satisfaction Survey of “preferred provider organization” or PPO health plans. Among respondents reporting overall satisfaction with their health plans, DMBA finished more than 20 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 health plan, maintaining the first-place ranking it’s held since 2009, when the state began reporting on PPO consumer satisfaction. DMBA also ranked No. 1 or tied for first for satisfaction with quality of healthcare, doctor communication with patients, and...

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Q: Are the terms marketplace and exchange the same? A: Yes. When referring to purchasing federally required health insurance, both terms mean the same thing. Q: So, what is the health insurance marketplace or exchange? A: It’s an online marketplace where individuals and small employers can comparison shop for health insurance. Through the exchange, individuals and families can apply for means-tested federal subsidies to help reduce the cost of insurance. While most people can shop for health insurance through an...

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