Aflac acquires dental insurer, relocates dental headquarters to Florida


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Aflac entered a definitive agreement to acquire Argus Holdings and its subsidiary Argus Dental & Vision, according to a July 12 news release.

Nicholas Kavouklis, DMD, founded Argus in 2006. The company provides benefits management solutions to Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries. Argus also serves as a third-party administrator in 48 states.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Dr. Kavouklis will continue to serve as president and CEO of Argus. Aflac will also relocate its U.S. Network Dental and Vision platform to Tampa.

Details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Aflac said the deal is not expected to impact its sales guidance for the year.

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