Tag: pediatric dental

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.

Activity Afoot on Essential Health Benefits

Did you know states need to select their Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plan for 2017 in just a few weeks? If not, JoAnn Volk will tell you about the process underway and how advocates can get involved.

Time for a Dental Check Up

One challenging question for families as they enroll in health insurance coverage on the new Marketplaces is what to do about kids’ dental coverage. Our colleague at Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families, Joe Touschner, has the skinny and links to some helpful resources to better understand this complex policy area – and how things might change for 2015.

Emerging Policies on Dental Coverage for Kids

With the final rules on essential health benefits and market reforms now released, stakeholders have turned to how coverage will work for consumers. Our colleagues at the Center for Children and Families take a look at how one important set of benefits—dental care—will work for kids next year. Joe Touschner has more on some of the most important issues to watch regarding dental coverage for children.

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