Commercial health benefits company WellPoint has announced the acquisition of DeCare Dental, an administrator of dental benefit plans.

The acquisition of DeCare enhances WellPoint’s ability to offer dental products that balance affordability and access, drawing upon DeCare’s expertise in dental analytics and operations.

Both WellPoint and DeCare will continue to service their current clients while both dental organizations are integrated. The combination of WellPoint and DeCare creates even entended opportunities to improve the health of their members by providing new tools and health information.

Angela Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint, said: The acquisition of DeCare builds upon a core focus of WellPoint which is to continually provide our members with innovative and industry-leading products. Their unique tools and services and exceptional management team will enhance WellPoint’s ability to provide affordable, high-quality dental benefits to our members nationwide.

Michael Walsh, president and CEO of DeCare, added: DeCare is excited to join a company that has a unique market position of having both national scale and strong local depth.