Dental plans set by Covered Calif.

California's Obamacare operation is offering new "family" dental plans to its 2015 offerings, in addition to the previously announced pediatric dental expansion. The dental plans that offer care to adults are stand-alone and come with no financial assistance. Covered California said the idea was "to offer affordable dental coverage to adults that was not available in 2014." The family dental plans sold by Covered California are ... (More)

Kids dental folded into family plans

Insurers selling healthcare via the Obamacare organization in California must offer children's dental coverage as of 2015. Pediatric dental coverage currently is offered as a standalone policy via Covered California, at extra charge. As of 2015, it will be embedded in all family healthcare policies, the board decided. Less than a third of children (27 percent) signed up for health insurance via Covered California also are enrolled ... (More)

Calif. kids dental plans still separate

Covered California won't backtrack on its plan to offer children's dental care as a separate insurance transaction in 2014, officials said. The state insurance commissioner and some children's services activists have criticized the health insurance exchange's decision not to roll dental care for young people into basic family plans. The so-called pediatric dental coverage -- which actually covers people up to age 19 -- will be ... (More)

Children’s dental plans unveiled

Dental care plans for children and teens will be offered by six insurers via the California health exchange. Coverage is optional and not included in general health plans offered by the Covered California marketplace, which opens for business Oct. 1. Rates for the "pediatric dental plans" range from $10 to $30 a month. Dental coverage is not offered to adults but reportedly is under consideration for 2015. The six companies ... (More)