The insurers selling dental coverage through the federal public exchanges may specialize more in 2015 than they have this year.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has given a glimpse of what next year’s public exchange dental market might look like in a new table.
In the table, HHS gives a count of the number of issuers that have indicated an interest in selling stand-alone dental plans (SADPs) statewide through each state exchange run by HHS.
The table does not give preliminary dental issuer counts for state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchanges.
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The table also leaves out states such as Oregon that have state-based exchanges this year but might turn their exchange programs over to HHS next year.
HHS based the 2015 dental issuer table, and a similar 2014 dental issuer table that was posted in early 2013, on results from a voluntary issuer notice program.
Dental issuers are offering to sell both individual and small-group dental coverage through 101 slots at the 33 HHS-run exchanges.