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Bill Detail: SB23-179

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Title Dental Plans Medical Loss Ratio
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Insurance
House Sponsors L. Daugherty (D)
A. Hartsook (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
P. Will (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/06/2023

The bill requires a health insurance carrier (carrier) that issues,
sells, renews, or offers a dental coverage plan to file, beginning in 2024,
dental loss ratio forms with the division of insurance (division) for the
preceding calendar year in which dental coverage was provided.
The division is required to post dental loss ratio information on its
website or submit the information to the administrator of the all-payer
health claims database (APCD). If the information is submitted to the
APCD administrator, the administrator is directed to make the
information available to the public.
Once the division has collected dental loss ratio information for 2
years, the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) shall promulgate
rules that create a process to identify any carriers that significantly deviate
from average dental loss ratios and to investigate the causes of the
Current law requires the commissioner to adopt rules requiring
every carrier providing a health benefit plan to issue to covered persons
to whom an identification card is issued a standardized, printed card
containing plan information. The bill amends this requirement to
encompass health coverage plans.
The bill also requires prepaid dental plans to file rates with the

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