Tag Archives: Essential Health Benefits

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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Pediatric Dental Loophole Mean Parents Don’t Have to Buy Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey Just because pediatric dental and vision are among Obamacare’s 10 essential health benefits doesn’t mean all kids will get dental coverage. As the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions take effect, this fact is increasingly coming to light. … Continue reading

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Ask an Advisor: Does Obamacare Require Dental Insurance for Adults and Children?

By Jenifer Dorsey I am buying health insurance for my family of four from our state’s exchange. The pediatric dental and vision benefits are sold separately, and I intend to get this coverage for my children. Does the new health … Continue reading

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NADP Releases Shopping Tips for Exchange-Based Pediatric Dental Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey Obamacare includes pediatric dental and vision coverage among its 10 essential benefits. That means all health insurance plans sold on and off the state-based and federally facilitated exchanges must include certain dental and eye care benefits for … Continue reading

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New Obamacare Hotline, Live Chat Help Answer Affordable Care Act Questions

By Jenifer Dorsey With Obamacare’s individual health insurance mandate taking effect in just six months, we are a nation with many questions. Many want a to know more about purchasing coverage through the new state-based insurance exchanges, which open for … Continue reading

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How the Affordable Care Act will Most Impact Dental Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey Many Americans still want to know how the Affordable Care Act will affect dental coverage. In short, the health care reform legislation does not have much impact on oral health benefits. Dental insurance will not be required … Continue reading

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Organizations Request Better Info on Pediatric Dental Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey Effective January 1, 2014, pediatric dental coverage will be considered an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act. While this appears to be good news for many, the details are murky. Two of the nation’s major … Continue reading

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ADA Analyzes Pediatric Dental Coverage

By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association yesterday issued a press release shedding additional light on Obamacare’s pediatric dental coverage requirement. The Affordable Care Act considers pediatric services, including pediatric dental and vision services, among 10 categories of essential health … Continue reading

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