Delta Dental Insurance Company Applauds New Legislation on Providing Electronic Communications for Health Insurance Plans in Texas

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The recently enacted paperless delivery law will promote more secure communication, lower state health care costs for consumers and employers, and benefit the environment

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Delta Dental Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Delta Dental of California, today announced its support for the legislation recently enacted in Texas (SB 2124) which allows medicare, dental and vision health insurance plans operating within the state to switch from paper delivery to electronic delivery of certain communications with customers.

The law promotes the adoption of a more secure means of delivering documents and will reduce the state’s health care costs for consumers and employers and reduce environmental impacts. Specifically, it allows health plan sponsors to opt for all employees with online access to electronic delivery while providing employees with the option to opt out of paperless distribution if they prefer.

“We are grateful for the efforts of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and President Dade Phelan for their leadership in supporting Texas companies to adopt technology that connects better Texas consumers with their health and dental plans, ”said Mike Castro, President and CEO of Delta Dental of California. “We also like the senator Caesar Blanco and representative Eddie lucio iii for drafting and advocating for legislation that will ultimately benefit consumers, employers and the environment. “

About Delta Dental de California

Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has provided comprehensive, high-quality oral health care coverage to millions of registrants and built the nation’s strongest network of dental providers. The dental delta of California the company includes its subsidiaries Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental from New York, Inc., as well as the National DeltaCare United States network, and provides dental services to more than 38 million people in 15 states and the District of Colombia. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the national non-profit association which, through a national network of Delta Dental companies, collectively covers millions of people across the country. For more information on Delta Dental from California, please visit www.deltadentalins.com

For media inquiries, contact:
Tom sarris
Director, Corporate Communications
Delta Dental California
tsarris@delta.org

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