ADA, state dental society advocacy results in nearly 100 dental insurance reform proposals

By |2021-09-22T08:17:10-04:00September 20th, 2021|ada, insurance, Legislation|

Working closely with the ADA, state dental society advocacy efforts have resulted in nearly 100 dental insurance reform proposals in state legislatures during the 2020-21 season. In all, 26 significant dental insurance reform bills became law in 16 states.   Dr. White “As America’s leading oral health advocate, the ADA works tirelessly to influence public

The Health 202: Health insurers balk at last-minute deal in Congress on surprise medical bills

By |2020-12-14T08:18:35-05:00December 14th, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, Legislation, News|

Health insurers are furiously lobbying Congress to tweak a last-minute deal on protecting Americans from surprise medical bills — one that is viewed as favoring doctors over them. But they’re up against a ticking clock, heavy influence from private-equity-backed physician groups — and the reality that the pandemic boosted their profits even as medical providers

Gov. Murphy Restricts Sale/Lease of Dental Provider Contracts

By |2019-09-21T17:49:10-04:00September 5th, 2019|Legislation, News|

Delta Dental of New Jersey, the state's largest dental benefits provider, has announced passage of legislative bill S2507, which restricts the sale or lease of access to dental provider network contracts, which is sometimes referred to as creating "Silent PPOs." "Delta Dental of New Jersey is proud that we directly contract with all our participating

VDA “Silent PPO” Legislation Signed and Approved by the Governor

By |2019-05-23T10:17:57-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Legislation|

We are happy to report that our primary legislative task during the 2019 General Assembly Session to pass HB1682 was successful!  It was quite an  undertaking but the hard work of our membership on the legislation (patroned by Delegate Lee Ware at the VDA’s request) certainly paid off.  The end- result was also a testament to engaging