January 22, 2020
We are officially launching the NDA Health Plan (AHP) version 2.0! If all goes well and your combined interest, support, and participation (most important) is strong, we can reach 500 to 1000 participants by April 1st. It is important to reach this critical size, otherwise we will be relegated to small group rates, higher rate increases, and prototype benefit plans. Please submit your information by February 14th!
Questions?? Contact Jeanne Larsen
When the 2020 Reboot of the Health Plan begins in January next year, we need to reach 500 “lives” in the Plan to be considered a group and receive group rates. We will never reach 500 lives if eligible employees in offices are dentists only. The Reboot timeline is below:
On December 20, 2018, the first meeting of the NDA Health Insurance Alliance,
was held with Michelle Sitorius, attorney for the Alliance, NDA Executive Director David O'Doherty and Board members Drs. Brad Krivohlavek, Chris Foix
, Shay McGowen, Sami Webb and Steve Wirth
. The Board elected the following officers: Drs. Krivohlavek (President), Chris Foix (Vice President) and Steve Wirth (Secretary/Treasurer). Only NDA members who will be purchasing insurance through the Alliance are eligible to be Board members. The Board then approved filing a Form M-1 with the Department of Labor. In January, the Board will be reviewing plan designs with United Healthcare to be introduced to NDA offices later in January.
On November 16, 2018, members of the NDA Board of Trustees pictured below and Pat Bourne and Michaela Valentin, team leaders for Aon Risk Solutions interviewed representatives of United HealthCare and Aetna. Blue Cross & Blue Shield intially indicated a desire to particpate, but later declined. After an afternoon of interviews, the Board selected United Healthcare as the insurance carrier for the NDA Health Plan. Aon and UHC will meet to finalize a number of plan options for the Board to select - six options in total for NDA members and employees to choose from.