July 14, 2015
On June 11, 2015, Gov. Bentley signed SB 296 into law. The law places restrictions on the terms of certain health insurance policies, health maintenance organization plans and other health benefit plans with respect to dental services. The new law prohibits a policy or plan from setting fees for services that are not covered by the plan or policy and provides certain exceptions. Specifically, an insurance policy, plan or contract providing for third-party payment or prepayment of health or medical expenses issued after Jan. 1, 2016 may not require a dental care provider to provide service to a covered person at a fee set by the policy or plan unless the services are covered by the policy or plan. The law becomes effective Sept. 1, 2015.
Senate Bill 296 – Act No. 2015-483 »