Health Care Reform

NADP applauds the importance placed on oral health as part of health care reform. NADP values oral health and the role of the dental benefits industry in improving access to affordable, quality dental care. Thus, we are working to assure that Americans with dental benefits can keep that coverage. We look forward to working with federal policymakers in developing solutions for the dentally uninsured without harm to those that are insured today.

For the latest update and information regarding health care reform (HCR), members should also visit the NADP Dental Interact.

 

NADP ISSUE BRIEFS

9.4.14 NADP Update and Maps:
Selection of Qualified Dental Plans in 2014 Marketplaces
9.4.14 NADP Update:
State Interpretations of Reasonable Assurance
4.1.14 NADP Map: State Dental EHB Benchmarks & Coverage of Medically Necessary Orthodontia
11.7.13

NADP Issue Brief:

Dental in the Marketplaces: Consumer Tips on Shopping for Dental

7.1.13

NADP Issue Brief:

The Basics of Dental Coverage and the ACA

7.1.13

NADP Issue Brief:

Dental Benefits and Consumer Tax Credits within the ACA

6.1.12

NADP Issue Brief:

EHB Dental Benchmarks Premiums & AVs for Pediatric Dental Within State Benchmarks

5.1.12 NADP/DDPA Issue Brief:
Certification of Dental Plans Offering Pediatric Dental Through an Exchange
5.1.12

NADP Issue Brief:

Equitable Consumer Access to Dental Coverage Inside AND Outside the Exchange

11.1.11 NADP/DDPA Exchange White Paper:
Offering Dental Benefits in Health Exchanges, A Road map for Federal and State Policy Makers

2014 NADP & RELATED DOCUMENTS

8.26.14 Joint Stakeholder Letter to HHS:
Regarding Direct Access to Dental on Exchanges
7.31.14 NADP Update:
Selection of Qualified Dental Plans in 2014 Marketplaces 
7.28.14 NADP Comments to CMS:
Clarifications sought on Exchange renewals related to dental plans
7.14.14 NADP Comments to CMS:
CCIIO’s Renewal Notices Impact on Dental Plans
6.9.14 NADP Comments to California State Assembly:
Regarding AB 1962 Amendments
6.3.14
NADP Update:
State Interpretations of Reasonable Assurance 
5.28.14 NADP Letter to Maryland Exchange (MHBE)
Recommending MD Utilize a Legal Source Code
5.14.14 Joint Stakeholder Letter to IRS:
Calculation of ACA Premium Tax Credits
4.25.14
NADP Letter to Connecticut Exchange (AHCT):
Requesting Medical Plan Designs without Dental
4.21.14 NADP Comments to HHS:
Response to Proposed Exchange and Insurance Market Standards
4.18.14
NADP Comments to Idaho Department of Insurance:
Response to Draft Bulletin on Dental Coverage and Reasonable Assurance
4.17.14
NADP Letter to Connecticut Department of Insurance:
Regarding the Approval of Dental and Medical Plan Filings
4.14.14 NADP Memo to Connecticut Exchange (AHCT):
Information on Proposed Dental Plan Design
4.7.14 NADP Comments to Washington D.C. Exchange:
The Offering of QHP & Dental Policies
3.31.14 NADP Comments & Milliman Memo to California State Assembly:
Opposition to AB 1962
3.28.14 NADP Letter to Mississippi Insurance Department:
Regarding the Offer of Dental Plans through the SHOP
3.26.14 NADP Comments to Connecticut Exchange:
Follow up to 2.26.14 NADP Questions
3.21.14 NADP Letter to New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance:
Regarding 2015 Plan Year Form and Rate Filings
2.26.14 NADP Questions for Connecticut Exchange:
Requesting Insight on Dental Requirement for QHPs & Assessment Fee
2.25.14 NADP Comments to CMS:
Response to CCIIO 2015 Letter to Issuers in the FFM
2.24.14 NADP Comments to HHS / IRS:
Proposed Rule on Changing HIPAA Excepted Benefit Definition
2.20.14 NADP Press release & Fact Sheet:
Stand-Alone Dental Enrollment in Marketplaces
2.3.14 NADP Additional Comments to HHS:
Regarding Proposed Rule on 2015 Benefit and Payment Parameters.
Feb-14 Letters from Senators LandrieuWarnerBegich, Grassley and Congressman Latham:
Regarding Proposed changes to the maximum out-of-pocket limit for dental services.

2013 NADP & RELATED DOCUMENTS

12.31.13

NADP Comments to HHS:

Regarding Data Collections to Support QDP Certification and Participation in Exchanges

12.26.13

NADP Comments to HHS:

Response to Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2015 Proposed Rule

12.06.13

NADP Comments to the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority:

Regarding the Draft Report on Financial Sustainability

12.06.13

NADP Comments to Covered California:

Regarding Dental Policy Recommendation for Covered California in 2015

9.27.13

NADP Comments to Texas Department of Insurance:

Responding to Request for Input on Navigator Training

9.24.13

U.S. Senators Letter to Department of the Treasury:

Requesting the Cost of Stand-alone Dental Benefits be Included in the Calculation of ACA Premium Tax Credits

9.23.13

NADP, ADA, CDHP, DDPA Letter and Legal Memo to U.S. Department of the Treasury:

Requesting the Cost of Stand-alone Dental Benefits be Included in the Calculation of ACA Premium Tax Credits

7.23.13

NADP Comments to Cover Oregon:

Regarding the Proposed Rule on Exchange Administrative Charges

7.05.13

NADP Comments to Access Health CT:

Regarding Exchange Assessments and Fees Procedure Draft Proposal

6.14.13

NADP Comments to NAIC Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group:

Regarding an Alternative Approach for collection of the Assessment Fee

6.03.13

NADP Comments to IRS:

Response to Health Insurance Providers Fee Proposed Rule

5.28.13

Arkansas Bulletin to Insurers:

Regarding the Treatment of Pediatric Dental Coverage Provided Through Stand-Alone Dental Plans

5.09.13

NADP Cover Letter and Milliman Memo:

Regarding Dental Costs within the ACA

5.09.13

Joint Letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury:

Requesting that the Cost of Stand-alone Dental Benefits be Included in the Calculation of ACA Premium Tax Credits

4.26.13

Iowa Memo to Insurers:

Regarding the Treatment of Pediatric Dental Coverage Provided Through Stand-Alone Dental Plans

4.02.13

Wisconsin Bulletin to Insurers:

Regarding the Treatment of Pediatric Dental Coverage Provided Through Stand-Alone Dental Plans

3.15.13

NADP Comments to HHS: 

Regarding the draft Letter to Issuers on Federally-Facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges

2.28.13

NADP Comments to NY Exchange:

Clarification on Invitation to Participate

2.28.13

NADP Comments to HHS:
Employer and Employee Applications for SHOP and Individual Applications for AHBE

2.11.13

Iowa Governor Branstad’s Letter to HHS:

Letter informs HHS of Iowa’s intent to establish Equitable Treatment of Dental Outside Exchange

02.05.13

NADP Comments to Hawaii House Committee on Health: 

Opposing HB 1220 as it contradicts ACA’s intentions on the offering of pediatric dental coverage on an Exchange

01.04.13

NADP Comments to OPM: 

Response to Multi-State Plan Program Proposed Rule


 

2012 NADP & RELATED DOCUMENTS

12.31.12

NADP Comments to HHS: 

Response to Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2014 Proposed Rule

12.27.12

NADP Comments to CMS: 

Response to Request for Information on Health Care Quality for Exchanges

12.26.12

NADP Comments to HHS: 

Response to Essential Health Benefits Proposed Rule

12.21.12

Democratic Senators Letter to HHS: 

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Stand Alone Dental

12.21.12

Republican Senators Letter to HHS: 

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Stand Alone Dental

12.11.12

NADP Comments to VT Exchange: 

Cost Sharing Limits for Stand Alone Dental Plans in VT RFP

11.27.12

NADP Comments to WA Exchange: 

Allowing Separate Dental

10.30.12

NADP Update: Dental Within Essential Health Benefits

10.30.12

NADP Update: Dental Within Exchanges

10.29.12

NADP Comments to Treasury/IRS: 

Requesting Clarification of Assessment Fee on Dental Plans

10.26.12

NADP Comments to Oregon Exchange: 

Allowing Separate Dental

10.25.12

NADP Comments to New York Exchange: 

Reducing Health Disparities

10.22.12

NADP Comments to OPM: 

Allowance for dental within Multi-State Plans and the Application

10.01.12

Senator Landrieu Letter to White House:

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental Plans

09.26.12

Comments to District of Columbia HRIC:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

09.25.12

NADP Comments to South Carolina DOI:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

09.19.12

NADP Comments to Illinois HCRIC:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

09.18.12

NADP Comments II to Washington Health Benefit Exchange:

Dental Benefits in Exchange, follow up to 9.4.12 NADP Letter

09.04.12

NADP Comments to Washington Health Benefit Exchange:

Dental Benefits in the Exchange

09.04.12

NADP Comments to HHS:

CMS Exchange Applications

08.28.12

NADP Comments to Washington OIC:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

08.21.12

NADP Comments to Kentucky Insurance Department:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

08.02.12

Senator Casey Letter to White House:

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental Plans

07.25.12

Senator Brown Letter to White House:

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental Plans

07.05.12

NADP Comments to HHS:

Dental Within Data Collection Related to Exchanges

03.06.12

NADP Comments to Mississippi Insurance Department:

Dental Essential Health Benefit Benchmark

02.14.12

NADP Comments to HHS: 

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Annual Reporting and Rebate Calculation

01.31.12

NADP Comments to HHS:

Response to CCIIO Essential Health Benefits Bulletin (New-Benchmarks)

 

2011 NADP & RELATED DOCUMENTS

10.31.11 Comments to Treasury/IRS:
Response to Proposed Rule on the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
10.31.11

NADP Comments to HHS: 

Response to Proposed Rules on Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans

10.31.11

NADP Comments to HHS:

Risk Adjustment

10.28.11

NADP Comments to Washington State Health Care Authority:
Responding to Open Comments for Criteria of Qualified Health Plans

10.21.11

NADP Comments to HHS: Summary of Coverage

10.10.11

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to HHS:
Supporting Equitable Treatment of Dental Outside Exchanges

09.08.11

NADP Comments to OPM:
Requesting Dental be Included in Multi-State RFP

09.06.11

Senator Portman Letter to HHS: 

Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental Plans

07.29.11

Congressional Representatives Bi-Partisan Letter to HHS:
Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental in ACA

07.14.11

HHS Responds to Senate Letter Letter (6.23.11):
Requesting Equitable Treatment of Dental in ACA

06.23.11 Senate Forward Letter to HHS:
Letter Requests HHS to Clarify Equitable Treatment of Dental in ACA
06.07.11 NADP Comments to NAIC:
Providing Input on NAIC Exchange Eligibility Letter to HHS
05.18.11 NADP/DDPA/VSP Letter to HHS Clarification:
on HIPPA Excepted Benefit Defintition (see 11.01.10 Letter)
04.21.11 NADP/Hogan Lovells Legal Memo to HHS:
HHS Authority to Allow Equitable Treatment of Dental Coverage
04.01.11 NADP Overview:
Equitable Access to Dental Outside & Inside Exchanges in ACA
03.25.11  NADP Invited and Provides Testimony to NAIC Exchange Subgroup
01.01.11 NADP Quick Reference Guide on Dental Within ACA

 

More NADP Documents


GOVERNMENT DOCs & LINKS

2010 Important websites
 - NAIC web page on HCR
 - HHS web page on HCR (plans should see Implementation Center for Regulations link)
05.10
Public Health Service Act as revised by PPACA
05.10
PPACA Consolidated: Released by Leg Counsel and merges the Manager's Amendment and the Reconciliation with PPACA to NAIC re Exchange Model
05.07.10  HR 4872 the Education Affordability Reconciliation Act (Reconciliation) 
to NAIC re Exchange Model
04.27.10  HR 3590 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
- Single spaced version, 906 pgs
04.16.10 HR 3590 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
- Double spaced, 2409 pgs
04.14.10 Joint Committee on Taxation
Explanation of the Revenue provisions of Reconciliation as amended by PPACA (157 pgs)
Additional revenue charts can be found on their Web page