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GLASTONBURY, CT. — February 1, 2024— Delta Dental of Connecticut is pleased to announce Karim Bennis has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President.

“We are delighted to welcome Karim as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President to Delta Dental of Connecticut,” said Dennis G. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut. “Karim’s deep knowledge of the insurance industry and expertise in operations and strategic transformation will be a driving force in our company’s next chapter.”

Bennis is an accomplished healthcare executive with extensive leadership experience and a track record of positioning companies for growth across various healthcare sectors, including insurance, pharmacy, care delivery, and healthcare services, where he and his teams improved the operations of various organizations and produced game-changing results.

“I am pleased to join Delta Dental of Connecticut to help support its mission to provide accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value,” said Karim Bennis, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Delta Dental of Connecticut. “With an eye towards operational efficiency and strategic growth, I look forward to promoting oral health and vision health across the region.”

Prior to Delta Dental of Connecticut, Bennis served as EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Avesis, a dental and vision insurance provider, where he ran the day-to-day operations while leading a comprehensive transformation program to create a one-stop shop of supplemental benefits. Bennis has also led key Walmart U.S. Health and Wellness efforts, where his teams turned around and reinvented the pharmacy business while executing the “supercenter of healthcare” strategy that created a disruptive one-stop shop of care delivery providing access to affordable and quality care at scale: Walmart Health. In his previous role at Monitor Deloitte, he developed and executed large-scale enterprise transformations, strategy development, merger integration, and operational improvement engagements for large and mid-size healthcare clients.

Bennis received his MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management, his Master of Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, his Master of Applied Finance from Pepperdine University, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris, France.

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About Delta Dental

In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.9 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 85 million people. For more information, visit



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