Employers providing medical or stand alone dental coverage through the SHOP can elect to offer employees a choice of all carriers' health or stand-alone dental plans
at one level of coverage (platinum, gold, silver or bronze) or select one health or stand-alone plan to offer to employees.
However, this announcement didn't follow standard practice of distinguishing between medical and dental plans
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was developing regulations and operating guidelines for the PPACA exchanges, it gave exchange managers flexibility in the area of dental benefits: As long as a state's exchange offers stand-alone dental plans
, the state can decide whether to make QHP issuers embed dental insurance in their benefits, require QHP issuers to exclude dental benefits, or let the QHP issuers decide whether to include dental benefits.
She also reminded dental providers, "persuading or telling a client to pick or choose a particular dental plan
over another," is illegal and "you cannot tell them I do not like them, don't' choose them."
Adding or improving dental plans
in their benefits packages often makes financial sense as it can make for a healthier work force.
DentalPlans.com, a US online marketer of discount dental plans
, said on Monday that it has become a partner of Delta SkyMiles, the frequent flyer scheme of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL).
WHAT THE COVER COSTS Provider/ Plan Monthly cost Cover provided Western Provident Association pounds 11.69 pounds 250 p.a./general treatment pounds 1,000 p.a./emergency treatment pounds 20,000 p.a./ dental injuries Boots NHS Cover pounds 9.00+ pounds 500 p.a./routine treatment pounds 500 p.a./accidental injury pounds 3,750 p.a./hospital cash benefit Tesco Dental Cover pounds 9.95+ pounds 125 p.a./routine treatment pounds 1,000 p.a./remedial treatment pounds 2,500 p.a./ dental accidents Simplyhealth Dental Plan
pounds 7.70+ pounds 20 cashback/maintenance pounds 200 cashback/treatment pounds 1,000 cashback/accident pounds 500 cashback/emergency
"These costs could be avoided by good oral health, a direct result of good dental plan
coverage," says Williams.
To help in the fight against oral cancer, Delta Dental Plan
of Indiana has become one of the first dental benefit carriers in the nation to add coverage of the brush biopsy to its core group of covered services because of the procedure's proven ability to detect precancerous and cancerous cells.
ASAE offers members nine different insurance plans which include term life insurance, dental plan
, catastrophe major medical, medicare supplement, high-limit accident, comprehensive health care insurance, member assistant plan, cancer expense insurance and disability income insurance.
New provisions of the contract include a 7 percent pay increase, an increase in the piece rate, and a medical and dental plan
that covers workers and their families in the United States and in Mexico.