Lawmakers in several states have passed new legislation that no longer allows insurers to require dental providers to give discounts for services not covered under an insured dental plan. Listed below are the states that have passed this legislation and links to the actual laws.

We encourage policyholders to share this news with their plan members who may obtain services from dental providers in these states. While this new legislation applies only to discounts on non-covered services under insured plans, and does not affect the policyholder's current insured benefit plan(s), members in these states may no longer receive discounts on non-covered services and should discuss any available discounts with their dental provider.

As the legislation continues to progress in other states, please check back for any updates, especially for policyholders with members located in multiple states.

State Effective Date
ALABAMA 09/01/2015
ALASKA 09/13/2010
ARKANSAS 03/22/2011
ARIZONA 01/01/2011
CALIFORNIA 01/01/2011
COLORADO 08/09/2017
CONNECTICUT 01/01/2012
FLORIDA 07/01/2014
GEORGIA 07/01/2011
IDAHO 07/01/2010
ILLINOIS 01/01/2013
IOWA 07/01/2010
KANSAS 07/01/2010
KENTUCKY 07/11/2012
LOUISIANA 01/01/2011
MARYLAND 10/01/2011
MINNESOTA 08/01/2011
MISSISSIPPI 07/01/2010
MISSOURI 08/28/2013
MONTANA 07/01/2013
NEBRASKA 07/19/2012
NEW MEXICO 04/07/2011
NEW JERSEY 11/28/2014
NORTH DAKOTA 08/11/2011
OKLAHOMA 11/01/2010
OREGON 03/18/2010
RHODE ISLAND 06/18/2009
SOUTH DAKOTA 07/01/2010
TENNESSEE 05/23/2011
TEXAS 09/01/2011
UTAH 01/01/2018
VIRGINIA 07/01/2010
WASHINGTON 06/10/2010
WEST VIRGINIA 07/01/2019
WISCONSIN 01/01/2014
WYOMING 07/01/2011