Administrative services (ASO) 

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Our combination of offerings, strategies and service commitment makes Dean an excellent partner.

This is why we’re different


Key advantages of self-funding

Protect your business

We offer peace of mind, knowing serious claims will not threaten the financial integrity of your plan or organization. No company can easily endure circumstances of catastrophic illness, so we help protect against such losses with stop-loss coverage that matches your risk tolerance. We work with many stop-loss carriers and managing general underwriters (MGUs) to ensure not only good rates but a partner who can be trusted when coverage is needed.

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Network selection

The Dean ASO Network includes our integrated SSM Health System which is known for its high quality of care and access to hundreds of specialists. We partner with you to evaluate access, discounts and provider practices when considering network to match your needs with the right network. Dean Health Plan is flexible, so if your business has sites outside of our service area we also offer most PPO networks.

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Medical and disease management

Dean integrates physician leadership at the health plan, our hospitals and clinics to develop cost containment plans. We provide Utilization Management, Case Management, trend analysis and employer based wellness offerings to help each client establish a cost-effective plan. Our top priority is to help members develop a self-care regimen when faced with a chronic disease such as heart failure or diabetes.

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Utilization management

The Utilization Management (UM) team uses pre-admission certification, prior authorization and concurrent reviews to assess the appropriateness of medical services. The review of services includes skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, home health care services, hospice care, behavioral health outpatient care and more.

Case management

Dean provides members with a registered nurse who serves as a resource during a time where health care may be intense or confusing. Care managers facilitate communication among the health care team to establish the best care plan. If your employees have chronic conditions or complex health needs, we have resources to help them.

Learn more about complex case management

Interested in discussing the differences between self-funded and fully-insured plans and how we can help you meet your goals?