Dental Plan Disclosures

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HB 140 – Dental Plans Provider Contracts/Transparency

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Bert Jones (R – Caswell)

This bill would require a health plan to disclose fee schedules, claims and reimbursement policies when writing stand-alone dental insurance products.  These disclosures have previously been required for health plans writing policies that include dental coverage for years.

House: 

This proposed committee substitute received a favorable report in the House Insurance Committee on February 22, 2017

This bill passed in the House on second reading with a vote of 118-0, and third reading on February 28, 2017.

This bill will now move to the Senate.

Senate:

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee meeting on March 30, 2017.

This bill was re-referred to the Senate Health Care Committee on June 19, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate Health Care Committee on June 27, 2017.

This bill was found favorable in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on June 27, 2017.

An amendment to clarify property coverage and to clarify when the minimum incurred loss ratio standard would become effective passed the Senate on June 28, 2017.

This bill passed in the Senate on June 28, 2017.

The House concurred with the changes on June 29, 2017.

This bill will now be sent to Governor Cooper.

This bill was vetoed by Governor Cooper on July 27, 2017.

This bill was referred to the House Rules Committee on August 3, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the House Rules Committee on August 22, 2017.

This bill was placed on the House Calendar for August 24, 2017.

This bill was heard in the House on August 24, 2017.

This bill was overridden in the House with a vote of 72-43.

This bill was placed on the Senate calendar for August 25, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate calendar on August 25, 2017, and was placed on the calendar for August, 29, 2017.

On August 29, 2017, this bill was withdrawn from the calendar and moved to the calendar for August 30, 2017.

Governor Cooper’s veto was overridden by the Senate on August 30, 2017.

This bill become NC Session Law on August 30, 2017.

 
 

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