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Delta Dental of Iowa Announces Innovative Partnership with ARAG to Offer Legal Insurance for Small and Midsize Businesses

Posted on July 28, 2021 in Corporate

Delta Dental of Iowa announces the launch of a new partnership with ARAG to offer legal insurance and identity theft protection to its customers with less than 250 employees. This new alliance offers small and midsize employers a competitive advantage in the recruitment and retention of workforce talent. ARAG legal insurance provides employees access to a national network of attorneys with most covered matters paid in full.

Smaller employers compete with larger companies for workforce talent, making it more difficult in the current environment with Iowa’s unemployment rate at 3.8%. In addition to dental and vision plans from Delta Dental, this new offering from Delta Dental and ARAG helps small and midsize employers provide a competitive benefits package to attract and retain talent and provides them with one common enrollment and billing process.

“Working with ARAG, we are able to offer smaller businesses a more competitive benefits package, while providing their employees with greater peace of mind and security,” said Jeff Russell, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa. “We continue to look for innovative and flexible ways to provide value for our customers when it comes to their benefits package so they can focus on managing their business and attract top talent.” 

“ARAG has traditionally worked with businesses who have more than 250 employees. This partnership allows ARAG to offer legal insurance and identity theft protection to smaller companies,” says David Murray, president and CEO of ARAG. “Our research tells us that three out four employees experience at least one legal issue annually – but they often don’t know where to turn for help. We are excited to partner with Delta Dental of Iowa to increase access to these important services.”

Life events like navigating an adoption, writing a will, creating a trust, buying or selling a home, or recovering from identity theft are all examples of the services available with ARAG custom legal coverage. In addition, all plans include identify theft protections including single-bureau credit monitoring, full-service identity restoration, internet surveillance, child identity monitoring, change of address monitoring and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy. Like other types of insurance coverage, monthly premium payments provide access to legal resources in the member’s area based on their legal needs.

Delta Dental small and midsize customers may add the ARAG plan with a range of 100% employer paid to 100% employee paid and anything in between. Employers with 250 or fewer eligible employees who are interested in learning more about this new product should contact their existing agent or broker or visit for more information. Employers with more than 250 eligible employees can work with their existing agent or broker or visit for more information.