Tag: dental health coverage

Dental Coverage under the ACA: Marketplace Rule Would Give States the Opportunity to Expand Coverage

Dental care is an important element of comprehensive health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires coverage of pediatric dental services in many commercial plans, but the law has had less of an impact on adult dental coverage. This first blog in a new series on dental coverage in the ACA Marketplaces summarizes the legal framework of dental coverage and potentially forthcoming changes under the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2025.

Navigator Guide FAQs of the Week: What Does My Marketplace Plan Cover?

Enrolling in coverage on the marketplace requires comparing different health plans and decide which one best fits their needs for the upcoming year. To avoid unwelcome surprises, it’s crucial that consumers have an accurate understanding of plan options will and will not cover. This week, we highlight FAQs from CHIR’s updated Navigator Resource Guide about marketplace plans’ coverage standards.

Future of Children’s Health Coverage Series Brief #2: Rethinking Pediatric Dental Coverage

Inadequate coverage of children’s dental health can lead to serious health problems and long-term consequences by impairing children’s ability to eat, sleep and perform well in school. In their latest in a series of issue briefs on the future of children’s health coverage, Georgetown’s Center for Children & Families examines the state of children’s dental health coverage and provides recommendations to policymakers to help ensure kids get the care they need.

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