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Proposed rule would provide tax relief for ACA pediatric dental plans

July 13, 2016

By Jennifer Garvin

Washington — The ADA is applauding the July 8 proposed rule from the Internal Revenue Service that would expand tax credits for families purchasing pediatric dental plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Since the ACA was implemented, many states don't have pediatric dental coverage included with the medical plans offered in the marketplaces.

The Association was part of a coalition led by the National Association of Dental Plans that urged the U.S. Treasury Department to equally apply Advanced Premium Tax Credits to pediatric dental plans. The coalition, with support from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), included the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Dental Health Project and Delta Dental Plans Association.

"The coalition praises the Treasury's proposal to clarify the benchmark calculation to include pediatric dental regardless of whether the benefit is embedded in a medical policy or offered separately on the Marketplaces," wrote NADP and ADA in a joint press release.

For more information about the "Impact of Missing Premium Assistance for Pediatric Dental Benefits in 2015," visit the National Association of Dental Plan's website.