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Senate hearing set for Fair Dental Care Act
The Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee will hear testimony regarding the Fair Dental Care Act (Senate Bill 303) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST.
Members and patients will testify on behalf of the IDA at the hearing, which also coincides with Dental Day at the Capitol, the IDA's annual legislative gathering of members at the Statehouse.
What is in the Fair Dental Care Act?
The bill contains three concepts: a dental only assignment of benefit law, a ban against dental insurance companies setting fees for non-covered services and coordination of benefit language that ensures that patients who pay for two insurance products can use those benefits.
Who is supporting the Fair Dental Care Act?
We are on our own with this issue. It is a bill we are fighting for to instill fairness in coverage and payment under dental insurance plans
Who is against the Fair Dental Care Act?
- America’s Health Insurance Plans
- Delta Dental
- United Health Care
- The Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
Based on years passed with Assignment of Benefit and Non-Covered Services we face opposition from:
- Labor Unions Generally, Specifically opposed by the AFL-CIO and the UAW.
What Can I Do?
The IDA urges all members and other Indiana dental advocates to take the following steps to help support Senate Bill 303:
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