SB 252/HB 704 – Dental Bill of Rights

SB 252- Dental Bill of Rights

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Jim Davis (R-Cherokee)

HB 704 – Dental Bill of Rights

Primary Sponsor: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett)

Bill Summary

This bill clarifies provider and patient rights regarding health benefit plan contracts for the provision of dental services

The bill states than an insurer who provides a health benefit plan for dental services shall not use more than 25% of it prepaid premiums for marketing and administrative expenses.

The bill states that insurers providing health benefit plans for dental services shall not provide third party access to a dental provider network contract or information pertaining to discounts for services pursuant to that dental provider network.

This bill removes dental as a defined health benefit plan.

Bill Movement

House

This bill was filed April 10, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health – passed April 30, 2019.
  • Rules – passed May 1, 2019

Senate

This bill was referred to the following Committees:

  • Health – This bill was heard for discussion only on May 1, 2019.
    • passed May 2, 2019.
  • Commerce and Insurance – passed May 6, 2019.
  • Rules – passed May 7, 2019.

This bill passed in the Senate on May 8, 2019.

 
 

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