Health insurer Aetna has signed up more than 60,000 patients for a $1,000 premium for dental insurance coverage, the company announced on Thursday.
The premium is a record, surpassing a previous record of $1.25 million set in February.
Aetn has also offered dental coverage to nearly 500,000 individuals.
Health insurance provider Cigna said it is planning to open 10 new dental offices this year, bringing the total number of locations to 25.
Cignas first dental office opened in June.
CVS said in a statement that it is “increasing the number of dental offices and will expand dental coverage across our network in 2017.”
Health insurance companies have been under pressure to expand dental care since the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion was passed in 2010.
The ACA provided tax credits to help pay for dental care, but it also required insurance companies to cover dental services for people with pre-existing conditions and for those who were underinsured by up to 40 percent.
The law also prohibited insurers from charging more than $10,000 a year in premium for a single policy.
It also required insurers to offer health coverage to people who have a pre-conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma or other medical conditions, among others.
Health insurers have been struggling to expand their business since the ACA went into effect.
They said in February that premiums for individual policies would increase more than 400 percent this year.
Covered California, which represents California’s insurers, said in May that the cost of dental coverage was rising at the fastest pace in more than 20 years.
The state of California has seen a 10 percent increase in its premium for health insurance plans covering dental services since the law was passed, while average premiums have been about half that.