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Monday
Mar172014

March 31, 2014 is the deadline for obtaining individual medical coverage in 2014

The annual open enrollment period for obtaining individual medical coverage ends on March 31 for an April 1 start date. After March 31, you will not be able to apply for individual medical insurance inside or outside of the Exchange until November 15, 2014 for a January 1, 2015 start date. There are exceptions for being able to purchase coverage outside of the open enrollment period such as loss of coverage, births, adoptions, etc.  If you do not have medical coverage by the end of the enrollment period as required by the federal mandate, you will be subject to the financial penalty for lack of coverage.

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Friday
Mar142014

CHECK OUT THE DQAC NEWSLETTER TODAY!

Recently, the Dental Quality Assurance Comission (DQAC) released its fourth quarterly newsletter. The newsletter discusses numerous regulatory topics including dental law and rule changes, regulatory Q&A, and license renewal information.

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Thursday
Mar132014

DR. CHRISTOPHER HERZOG WINS ADA GOLDEN APPLE FOR NEW DENTIST LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP

The ADA recently announced that it has awarded WSDA member Dr. Christopher Herzog the 2014 Golden Apple for New Dentist Legislative Leadership. Herzog, a pediatric dentist from Spokane, has been a passionate grassroots advocate for organized dentistry since he was a student at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. The award recognizes an ADA member dentist who graduated on or after January 1, 2004, and who has demonstrated outstanding political or legislative leadership initiative.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

DELTA DENTAL: DOING THE RIGHT THING?

 By Dr. Mary Jennings, Editor, WSDA News

The Affordable Care Act’s Pediatric Dental Health Benefit is one of the poorest pieces of legislation ever drafted. It looks like an afterthought. I believe it was irresponsible, if not down right lazy, to send this weak and undefined benefit out to the world like a spring lamb to wolves. 

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