NADP/DDPA Exchange White Paper

September 2011

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows for separate dental policies to provide coverage for ‘pediatric oral services’ as part of the Essential Health Benefits Package (EHBP) to be offered in the small group and individual market. In addition, the state Exchanges must also allow for standalone dental policies to be offered on the Exchanges. As state policymakers work towards implementing Exchanges, the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) have provided options, recommendations, and background for best practices on how to include dental policies into health Exchanges. The White Paper “Offering Dental Benefits in Health Exchanges: A Roadmap for Federal and State Policymakers” offers much needed guidance for Exchange policymakers to utilize in their states.

Abstract – A brief summary of key points from the White Paper

Executive Summary – Provides the key facts and recommendations directly from the White Paper

White Paper – The full paper (with the Executive Summary) is an in-depth analysis of issues, key points and recommendations. The table of contents lists the topics covered and includes links to each.

NADP staff is also available for questions, additional informational, webinars, etc. Please contact NADP’s Director of Government Relations at khathaway@nadp.org.