NU Online News Service, Nov. 26, 11:20 a.m. – Maryland insurance regulators say Dental Benefit Providers of Maryland Inc., Baltimore, a nonprofit company, is worth $471,728.
Consultants for Dental Benefit told regulators the company was worth only $170,000.
A consultant working for state regulators put the value at more than $900,000.
Maryland Insurance Commissioner Steve Larsen says he came up with the $471,728 figure after evaluating the methods and assumptions used in both of the valuations.
The Dental Benefit ruling is the first ruling in Maryland since the state enacted a law governing conversions of nonprofit health insurers and hospitals in 1997.