The dental industry is calling for the boycott of the insurer MetLife, as a group of dentists are urging their members to sever their ties with the insurer.
In a letter to its members posted Monday on its website, the Association of American Dental Surgeons (AADoS) said it will hold a meeting in April in Washington, D.C., and is asking that dental and medical professionals boycott MetLife.
The AADoS said that it was concerned about MetLife’s policies and practices regarding dental care and said it would not support MetLife in the foreseeable future.
“We are particularly concerned about the continued expansion of the dental and dental hygienic industries, and the current state of affairs in the dental industry,” it said.
“In light of the ongoing crises in the health care industry and its increasingly difficult financial position, we cannot continue to support Metlife.
In our opinion, this move by MetLife is in line with the current policies and policies of the company and should be rejected by its members,” it added.”
This move by the dental association is in support of our members, and in solidarity with the dental professionals who are also in the industry.
We urge you to join us and urge the dental associations of other major U.S. insurers to do the same.”
In addition to the dental profession, the letter also called for a moratorium on dental care practices and for the suspension of the practice of dental hygiene.
The letter comes just days after MetLife announced it was suspending the practice and cutting its workforce by 50 percent in the face of mounting financial difficulties.
MetLife said in a statement that it will continue to provide services and maintain services to our members and their families.
“MetLife is committed to our customers and is making every effort to provide a seamless and seamless experience,” the statement said.
“The company will continue our efforts to improve the care we provide and the value we deliver to our member’s and their family’s finances, as we have over the past several years.”