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State Affairs

NADP’s State Government Relations program tracks trends in insurance regulation and oral health legislation in the states. Thousands of related bills have been introduced in state legislatures. Each session, NADP staff provide members with an overview of the issues and legislation enacted by state. The sources for legislative updates include Statescape Tracking Service (“LOTS”) and updates from member plans operating in all states.

NADP Alternative Proposal for NCOIL

In December 2019, the American Dental Association introduced a model act at the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). The proposed act includes five topic areas: network leasing, minimum loss ratios, prior authorization, virtual credit cards, and overpayment recovery. NADP, along with industry partners, submitted a letter of opposition, and offered an alternative proposal that focuses on network leasing only, and resembles the laws enacted in New Jersey and California in 2019. NADP and partners also provided in-person testimony on this issue at NCOIL’s Spring meeting in March 2020. NCOIL is expected to continue considering the proposed model act into 2021.

NADP 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.

State Legislative Tracking 

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State Fact Sheets

State Fact Sheets detail enrollment, provider network information and plans operating in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These were created as an educational tool for employers, brokers, providers and legislators and regulators about the dental benefits industry in their jurisdictions.

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