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Big news in the world of voluntary insurance products: Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has nailed down a deal to buy Avsis Inc.

In addition to its life insurance business, Guardian is a major dental insurer. Avsis is a big-time provider of dental, vision and hearing insurance plans for both government health plans and private sector group health plans. It boasts 3 million members enrolled in its plans through Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare Advantage, as well as 1.5 million members in its group vision plans.

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