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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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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 Many People Lack Dental Insurance?

By Jenifer Dorsey This month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that nearly 3.3 million people had enrolled in health insurance plans through the state-based and federally facilitated exchanges. [1] An estimated 6 million will gain private … Continue reading

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Obamacare Deadline Reminder: Enroll by Feb. 15 for March 1 Access to Pediatric Dental and Vision EHB

By Jenifer Dorsey Believe it or not, Obamacare open enrollment for 2014 is more than halfway over. If you want to ensure your child has health insurance as well as the pediatric dental and vision benefit by March 1, 2014, … 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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Ask an Advisor: Do I Need to Enroll in a Dental Plan by Jan. 1?

By Jenifer Dorsey While today may be the final day to enroll in Obamacare health plans and expect coverage to begin Jan. 1, 2014, there is no Affordable Care Act–related deadline for dental coverage. If you wish to enroll in … 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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When Planning for 2014 Health Coverage, Remember Dental Insurance

By Jenifer Dorsey The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace opens for business Oct. 1. That means consumers may begin shopping state-based and federally run health insurance exchanges for individual and family health plans. When Jan. 1, 2014, arrives, most … Continue reading

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Lack of Mandate, Pediatric Dental Access, Adult Coverage Among Top Dental-Related Obamacare Concerns

By Jenifer Dorsey With Obamacare’s major provisions only months away from taking effect, we continue to hear about its impact, or lack thereof, on America’s dental health and access to dental insurance. For starters, many dentists, health care advocates and … Continue reading

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