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New California law requires transparency in dental benefits

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A new California law will require dental insurers to create a standardized benefits form to help patients better understand their benefits.
Sacramento — A new California law will require dental insurers to create a standardized benefits form to help patients better understand their benefits.

SB 1008, The Dental Plan Transparency Act, was signed into law Sept. 29 by California Gov. Jerry Brown and calls for dental plans to establish the same transparency standards as medical plans. The bill, which goes into effect in 2021, was introduced by State Sen. Nancy Skinner and cosponsored by the California Dental Association. 

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