Progress on Maine LD 1266, which would establish a minimum medical loss ratio of 80% for all dental plans and require rebates, stalled in the Health Coverage Insurance and Financial Services Committee (HCIFS), a joint committee of the Maine House and Senate.
On May 25, the HCIFS voted (8 yes; 2 no; 3 absent) that the bill be “carried over” to the Second Regular Session, which begins in January 2022. According to Maine process, each legislative committee is authorized to request permission from legislative leadership to “carry over” a limited amount of legislation from the first legislative session to the second.
During an April 14 hearing on the bill, NADP submitted written or oral testimony on the detrimental impact that the bill would have on Maine dental consumers and employers. NADP will continue its work in Maine prior the 2022 session, urging Committee members not to advance the legislation and instead focus on ways to improve access to quality oral care in the state.
Please contact Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs Teresa Cagnolatti with Questions