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Health Reform Impact on Dental & Vision Benefits Depends on Structure

Segal's December 2010 Health Reform Insights focuses on the impact of health reform on dental and vision benefits.

Segal finds that self-insured dental and vision plans that are NOT separately elected and paid ARE subject to health reform. However, exemptions ARE granted for dental and vision plans that have a participant election and contribution.

Interestingly, the 2010 Dental Benefits Enrollment Report, shows a decline in dental benefit enrollment for the first time since enrollment began to be tracked in 1994.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 8:49 AM


10/20/2011 at 02:43 AM by jenny

I’m a single mom and I have 2 kids who both needed dental braces. I make just enough to not qualify Medicaid services so I can’t get free dental and medical services for the kids. I had to pay over $4800 so that my child can have braces and a beautiful smile. . .She was very scared and timid at school. I couldn’t find anyone in Los Angeles who would do the braces at a normal price so I had to launch find it with free services like (HealthSouk- the dental discount plan or discounted dentistry) and (800 dentist) The first one was free and the second apparently charges the dentist but not me.healthsouk
- Jenny Thomas

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