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Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing

By Jenifer Dorsey A recent Gallup Youth Survey asked teens about their oral hygiene habits, and the findings were mixed. The majority of teens said they brushed at least twice a day and saw a dentist annually, while very few … Continue reading

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Covered California Adds Family Dental Plans. Will All Obamacare Exchanges Sell Dental in 2015?

By Jenifer Dorsey Families who buy 2015 health insurance coverage from the Covered California exchange will have access to dental plans officials announced this month.[1] These family dental plans will include coverage for adults as well as pediatric dental benefits. … Continue reading

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How Many People Received Dental Insurance through Obamacare Exchanges?

By Jenifer Dorsey Numerous health insurance enrollment reports and analyses have been made available since Obamacare’s 2014 open-enrollment period concluded March 31, 2014. While it seems little information is available regarding the purchase of dental insurance plans under the Affordable … Continue reading

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ADA: More Young Adults Have Dental Insurance Due to Obamacare ‘Spillover’ Effect

By Jenifer Dorsey While the Affordable Care Act may not require a parent’s dental insurance plan benefits extend to dependents age 19 and older, it seems more young adults have dental insurance benefits—and are using them—since the law took effect. … Continue reading

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Can You Still Buy Individual Dental Insurance in 2014?

By Jenifer Dorsey I’m a self-employed individual and purchased 2014 health insurance plan through my state’s Obamacare exchange. However, I did not buy dental insurance during the open-enrollment period and now I wish I had. Is it too late? Open … Continue reading

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What to Do When Dependent Dental Benefits Don’t Last Through Age 26

By Jenifer Dorsey My 22-year-old daughter just graduated college, and we learned she can no longer receive benefits through my employer’s dental insurance plan. I thought dependents had to be covered through age 26.  Under the Affordable Care Act, dental … Continue reading

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Can You Still Buy Pediatric Dental Insurance? Coverage Options for Kids

By Jenifer Dorsey I purchased health insurance for my family through our state exchange. It did not include the pediatric dental and vision essential health benefit, and I decided not to buy the standalone coverage. Now I wish I had. … Continue reading

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How to Get Dental Insurance in Minutes for Your Whole Family

By Jenifer Dorsey Obamacare’s 2014 open-enrollment period concludes today, March 31, 2014. Whether you already bought health insurance or plan to buy it today, this may be a good time to also purchase dental insurance. While the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Obamacare Reminder: Enroll in Pediatric Dental and Vision EHB by March 31

By Jenifer Dorsey  Obamacare open enrollment for 2014 health insurance coverage ends March 31, 2014. This deadline also applies to obtaining the pediatric dental and vision essential health benefit for children up to age 19. Those who enroll in health … Continue reading

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How Dental Insurance Can Help Kids Fight Cavities

By Jenifer Dorsey Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic disease in children and adults—and it is largely preventable.[1] One combo in particular can go a long way when it comes to fighting cavities in kids. Dental sealants and fluoride … Continue reading

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