Government Relations

Comment Letters

NADP continuously works to educate legislators and regulators regarding the importance of the dental benefits industry in relation to improving overall oral health.

Below are comment letters and clarifications that NADP has sought from legislators and regulators in chronological order. The listing does not accurately reflect NADP’s main concerns, as many issues are not included on this page, such as Health Care Reform, or are dealt with through separate discussions and e-mails. 

2014

10.27.14
NADP Comments to IA Insurance Division
Regarding HB 2463 and Discussion of Dental External Appeals
10.16.14 NADP Press Release
Announcing Opposition to TX Rules Limiting Access for Dental Patients
9.29.14 NADP Comments to TX State Board of Dental Examiners
Opposing Proposed Amendments to TX Code re Management of a Dental Practice 
9.12.14 NADP Comments to NJ Senate Commerce Committee
Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 2164
8.6.14 NADP Comments to TX State Board of Dental Examiners
Responding to Draft Amendments of TX Code re Management of a Dental Practice
6.2.14 NADP Comments to MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Responding to Proposed Regulations regarding Management of a Dental Practice
2.28.14 Comments to NV Division of Insurance - Responding to Issue Brief on Network Adequacy
2.21.14 Comments to WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Responding to Draft of Amendments to WA Code Sections re Network Adequacy

 

2.21.14 Comments to WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Responding to Draft of Amendments to WA Code Sections re Network Adequacy - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/Advocacy/HealthCareReform.aspx#sthash.LpagA0Fs.dpuf

2013

6/4/13 NADP Comments to Ohio House Insurance Committee Chairman Robert Hackett

- Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 159

2012

12/27/12 NADP Comments to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 4265

11/13/12 NADP Comments to Ohio House Insurance Committee 

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 497

2011

11/9/11  NADP Comments to Wisconsin Rep. Peterson & Rep. Weininger

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation AB 251

7/28/11  NADP Comments to HHS (Reg)

 - Responding to HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures

 5/25/11 NADP Comments to Opposing North Carolina Legislators (Leg)
    -Opposing HB 698 / SB 655 regarding Dentist Management Arrangements (DPMs)
     - Senators: Bingham, Blake, ForresterPate 
     - Representatives: Barnhart, Brown, Burr, Current, Dollar, Earle, Hollo

2010

11/08/10 NADP Comments to Massachusetts Department of Insurance (Reg)
 - Responding to proposed regulations of MLR reporting by Dental Plans
10/11/10 NADP Comments to California DMHC (Reg)
 - Responding to proposed regulations of discount health plans

9/13/10  NADP Comments to HHS (Reg)

 - Responding to HITECH Privacy and Security Rule Modifications

3/18/10 NADP Comments to New Hampshire Insurance Department (Reg)
 - Request change of potential MLR on ancillary benefits from proposed changes to INS 4100
3/16/10 NADP Comments to Mississippi Governor Barbour
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 1167
2/23/10 NADP Comments to Iowa Floor Manager Rep Reasoner
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HF 2229
2/22/10 NADP Comments to California DMHC
 - Responding to proposed regulations of discount health plans
2/18/10 NADP Comments to Alaska Senate Labor & Commerce Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 258
2/17/10 NADP Comments to Mississippi Senate Insurance Com
 - Opposting non-covered services legislation HB1167
2/10/10 NADP Comments to Alaska House Health & Human Services Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 309
2/10/10 NADP Comments to South Dakota Senate Commerce Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 108
2/3/10 NADP Comments to Kansas Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 389
1/20/10 NADP Comments to Washington House Health Care & Wellness Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 2686

 

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