Questions about dental in health care reform? Delta Dental offers online resource center

November 6, 2013

San Francisco – Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies announced today a new online resource center to help small groups and consumers negotiate the twists and turns of dental benefits under health care reform.

As consumers, employers and dentists maneuver through the federal and state exchanges shopping for health care, questions abound regarding dental coverage: What is the difference between embedded, bundled and stand-alone dental plans? How do these differences affect the consumer experience, and which plan offers the best coverage to meet a consumer’s specific needs?

Providing pediatric dental and adult dental options in 15 state health exchanges plus the District of Columbia, Delta Dental of California and its affiliates are in a good position to answer the questions group and individual purchasers have about how dental fits under health care reform. That’s why the new Health Care Reform Resource Center is now available at

“Navigating through the changes brought about by the ACA can be confusing, both for individuals looking to purchase coverage as well as for employer groups and dentists,” explained Belinda Martinez, Delta Dental’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. “As an experienced and knowledgeable dental benefits provider, we’ve developed not only straightforward, ACA-compliant plans, but also this new educational web resource designed to put helpful information at users’ fingertips.”

Information is grouped by each audience on the Health Care Reform Resource Center — individuals, large businesses, small businesses, dentists and brokers.

The group of companies, which includes Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc. and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, offer between them stand-alone PPO dental plans in the District of Columbia plus 15 states: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. DeltaCareĀ® USA, a prepaid dental plan, is available in California, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah, as well as D.C. (Offerings are subject to change; purchasers should visit the appropriate exchange for their state for the most up-to-date information.)

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliated companies under common management provide dental benefits to more than 26 million people in 15 states, including the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill.

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