U.S. dental insurers may be warming up to the public health insurance exchanges managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
A year ago, only 127 issuers had notified HHS of interesting in selling individual SADPs statewide through the HHS-run exchanges in 2015.
See also: HHS posts early exchange dental player count.
The increase was due to an increase in the average number of issuers thinking of participating in each state, not an increase in the number of exchanges managed by HHS. HHS has not added Nevada, Oregon or other states in which HealthCare.gov is handling enrollment for state-based exchange managers to the SADP issuer count list.
For 2015, 16 of the 33 HHS-run individual exchanges in the early SADP issuer count announcement were on track to offer just one or two SADP issuers, and only two were on track to offer six or seven issuers.