Connecticut legislature to consider 'dental bill of rights' for consumers

Connecticut's General Assembly will consider several consumer protection measures as part of a "dental bill of rights" this year, the Connecticut State Dental Association said Jan. 13. 

The dental association is backing four proposals that would cap the percentage of premiums that could be used for administrative costs; decrease the number of authorized procedures insurers can deny or reduce coverage for; make it easier for dentists to educate patients about insurance coverage; and limit the time in which an insurance company can deny coverage for past procedures.

The dental association said 95 percent of survey respondents in the state supported a dental bill of rights.

The 2022 legislative session begins Feb. 9.

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